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Saturday 03/10/2012 8:28:45pm
                  Name:Richard R Ammend
                  E-Mail:rammend123@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Oct,1966 to Dec.1968
                  Div/Rate:1st seaman
                  Address:P.O.BOX 683 Foley,MN 56329
                  Phone:3209687933
                  Comments:I had a lot of fun and met good friends

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/03/2012 6:32:52am
                  Name:Bob Rawlins
                  E-Mail:rrawlins2@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:Oct/66 to Feb/69
                  Div/Rate:BM3 3rd Dvi
                  Address:
                  Phone:757-641-5217
                  Comments:It is good to be able to get in touch with others
                  from the Providence CLG-6 We had some good times in WESTPAC.
                  Does anyone remember us being in DaNang Harbor or sending a
                  utility boat ashore while Vietnam.

 

 

                  Wednesday 02/08/2012 12:04:29am
                  Name:William C. Richardson
                  E-Mail:charlesr41@windstream.net
                  Date on Prov:1959-1960
                  Div/Rate:7th, PFC, USMC
                  Address:161 Waterloo Hwy
                  Chula, GA 31733
                  Phone:229 831-5815
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 12/02/2011 8:11:33am
                  Name:Larry Deiter
                  E-Mail:larry.deiter@usd340.org
                  Date on Prov:June 1970-December 1971
                  Div/Rate:Mar-Det L/Cpl
                  Address:3376 Becker Ave
                  Meriden Kansas
                  66512
                  Phone:785-484-3244
                  Comments:I was the Captain's orderly the last half of 1971.
                  (Capt. Haynes)

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/22/2011 11:22:08am
                  Name:eugene rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@myfairpoint.et
                  Date on Prov:9/1946 to 4/48
                  Div/Rate:s1c
                  Address:28 Ivy Lane, Farmington, NH 3835
                  Phone:6037554586
                  Comments:Just wanted to let everyone know am enjoying good
                  heath. just turned 83.Don,t know if I mentioned this before
                  but my dad was in the navy in WW 1. My oldest brother who just
                  turned 88 was a radarnan on the DE Edgar Chase. The ship
                  escorted convoys from halifax, nova scotia to Murmansk. My
                  other brother was performing submarine service as a radioman
                  in the pacific during WW2. He is now deceased. Hope all is
                  well with everyone. Today, July22, the temps are 99 degrees.
                  Normally unheard of in New Hampshire

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/28/2011 10:57:53pm
                  Name:William P.Brown (Bill)
                  E-Mail:mbrown962@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1961-1962
                  Div/Rate:USMC / LCpl
                  Address:2594 Starlight Valley St. Henderson,Nevada 89044
                  Phone:702-453-8202
                  Comments:We spend part of the year on the Oregon Coast.Would
                  like to hear from any of Capt.McDonald Marines.61-63.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/19/2011 0:59:04am
                  Name:Wegener, Edmund T. (("Ted"), Jr.
                  E-Mail:wgnrlaw@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1971 - October 1973
                  Div/Rate:Legal Officer (Ensign/LtJG)
                  Address:CAPTAIN Edmund T. Wegener, Jr.
                  USN (Ret)
                  119 Stratford Drive
                  Slidell, Louisiana 70458
                  Phone:(985) 639-9000
                  Comments:I reported to PROVIDENCE upon graduation from OCS in
                  July of 2971 and was assigned as the Legal Officer/Legal
                  Assistance Officer. I stayed aboard PROVIDENCE through her
                  decommissioning in Octoberer of 1973 which of course included
                  her final WestPac deployment in April 0f 1972.

 

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                  Friday 06/03/2011 3:08:03am
                  Name:Robert N Buck
                  E-Mail:jonathan.deneau.ctr@hoa.usafricom.mil
                  Date on Prov:1948
                  Div/Rate:Seaman Apprentice
                  Address:Akeley,MN
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My Grandfather Robert Neal Buck served on the USS
                  Providence (CL-82) sometime between Dec 1947 and Jan 1950.
                  Would love to hear from anyone who might have served with him.
                  He passed the 26th of May 2011

 

 

 

                  Monday 03/21/2011 8:07:35pm
                  Name:William (Bill) Hilburn
                  E-Mail:whilburn45@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1968-1970
                  Div/Rate:Comshack/ Yoeman seamen
                  Address:322 Hillside Ter #4 Vista, Ca 92084
                  Phone:619-840-7277
                  Comments:I was really excited in early 1968 I believe it was,
                  to be going to Pearl soon. It was a perfect size ship and
                  enjoyed the different hours i worked. I liked all the Radioman
                  I worked with and made good friends with the baker.
                  Discharged during GQ, Aug 1970.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/20/2011 8:16:43am
                  Name:Mickey A. Eudy
                  E-Mail:DTP3003@ctc.net
                  Date on Prov:Jan 1970 - Feb 1971
                  Div/Rate:H&D div. DT-3
                  Address:36162 Eudy Road
                  New London N.C. 26127
                  Phone:704-463-5721
                  Comments:I arrived on the Providence just before going in the
                  yards at Hunters Point. Remember Lcdr Lawrence, Doug Crumb,
                  And Dan Panian. we were D division in 1970. I left the
                  Providence when I got out of the Navy in Feb 1971. I really
                  enjoyed my time on the Providence.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/20/2011 10:53:07am
                  Name:David A. von Roemer
                  E-Mail:reddoggnam72@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Sam. Please correct my email address in the log to
                  that reflected above. All else is still current and the
                  same.Hope you're doing well.Tried writing you a couple of
                  times but no response. Oh well, take care.
                  David
                  aka,
                  REDDOGG

                  David, will update email soon....look for my email
                  message.....Sam

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/13/2011 11:26:49pm
                  Name:Garry Brown
                  E-Mail:oldbro@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1965-1967
                  Div/Rate:H Div/HM2
                  Address:Oklahoma City, OK
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I made an entry a couple of years ago and entered the
                  wrong dates that I served on the Providence. Just making a
                  correction. Would be interested in hearing from some of the
                  quacks in H Div that I served with.

 

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                  Sunday 12/26/2010 10:11:45am
                  Name:william b wiest
                  E-Mail:e-wastesystems@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1969 to 1971
                  Div/Rate:dc5
                  Address:fla
                  Phone:727-359-6153
                  Comments:lets go sailing

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/22/2010 1:44:05pm
                  Name:Raymond Smith
                  E-Mail:rrs4714a@northlink.com
                  Date on Prov:Dec. 1944 to 1946
                  Div/Rate:CIC/Radar Man 3rd Class
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 12/17/2010 8:11:14am
                  Name:eugene rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@myfairpoint.net
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C
                  Address:28 Ivy Lane, Farmington, NH 03835
                  Phone:6037554586
                  Comments:I have been trying to contact sam villa without
                  success. Tried his e-mail address without success. Just trying
                  to find out if he received the documents relating to my time
                  aboard the Providence from 1946 to 1948. If Sam reads this
                  please advise if you received the documents.

                  Eugene..got the POD and will post soon.
                  Thanks again...they will be a great addition the Prov
                  Website...your shipmate...Sam

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/11/2010 7:48:30am
                  Name:John Brown
                  E-Mail:pfmtrco@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov 69 to Apr 71
                  Div/Rate:OE Div ETR2
                  Address:236 So. 3rd St.
                  Montrose, CO 81401
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I transferred to the Providence in 69 from the
                  Oklahoma City when they were tied up alongside eachother just
                  after her return from her deployment to the Gulf and rode her
                  back to San Diego by way of Subic Bay, Perth, Hobart, Sidney,
                  Wellington and Taihiti. Then back to San diego and the yards
                  at Hunter's Point. After the yards and reftra we took on the
                  flag "1st fleet" and sailed to Seattle, Portland, Vancouver,
                  CA, San Fran and Hono. We did all the R&R to be seen and
                  promote the good name of the Navy and the Country. I left in
                  71 to go to shore duty (Quonset Point, RI and Moffett NAS) and
                  never went to sea again. What a lifetime of memories that I
                  will relive forever.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/14/2010 3:20:18pm
                  Name:James W Stephens Jr.
                  E-Mail:jim@tropical-scapes.com
                  Date on Prov:Sept 1966-Aug 1969
                  Div/Rate:FTG-3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

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                  Saturday 10/23/2010 9:19:31am
                  Name:Helga
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Thanks for this great opportunity to visit to this
                  wonderful site.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 10/07/2010 5:08:41pm
                  Name:Howard B. Westney
                  E-Mail:wesin33117paradise@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:January-1971 to March 1973
                  Div/Rate:DS - Data Systems - IFDS, DP1
                  Address:1726 Rowan Street
                  San Diego, CA 92105
                  Phone:619.218.2796 Mobile
                  Comments:Thanks to all my shipmates that made the Final Cruise
                  of CLG-6, 4/72 - 12/72, one for which we all safely returned.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/02/2010 9:11:14am
                  Name:William C. Richardson
                  E-Mail:charlesr41@windstream.net
                  Date on Prov:01-60/7-60
                  Div/Rate:7th (Gunnery)
                  Address:161 Waterloo Hwy
                  Chula, GA 31733
                  Phone:229 831-5815
                  Comments:Marine detachment
                  Would like to make contact with any fellow Marine who served
                  on CLG 6 in 1960.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 09/23/2010 6:04:41pm
                  Name:Bill Enderland
                  E-Mail:highstep@windstream.net
                  Date on Prov:11/1/71- 3/1/73
                  Div/Rate:3rd, Div. Bm3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:When I look at 20 year olds where I live, I wonder
                  what kind of sailor they would make. Most don't pass muster.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 09/08/2010 6:24:11pm
                  Name:Carey (Jack) Jackson
                  E-Mail:cowboy72774@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:February 1969- November 1972
                  Div/Rate:S-3 Seaman
                  Address:
                  Phone:08033817524
                  Comments:I would like to hear from anyone else who was in S-3
                  Division during that time.
                  My family and I are currently living in Sasebo Japan. My wife
                  teaches school on the base. I am a retired nurse.

 

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                  Sunday 09/05/2010 11:47:26am
                  Name:Jerry Plumlee
                  E-Mail:homeoffice01@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:12/67-2/69
                  Div/Rate:Lookout/Medical
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Arrived right out of bootcamp to lookout div. Became
                  coprsman stricker before leaving for Hospital Corps School in
                  1969

 

 

 

                  Friday 08/27/2010 9:28:10pm
                  Name:Leslie Manning
                  E-Mail:lmannin1@rochester.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:1966-68
                  Div/Rate:S-3 Supply /SHL3
                  Address:358 Ripplewood Dr.
                  Phone:585-663-3553
                  Comments:My life on board ship I work on the deck force 1st
                  Division and Supply S-3 Division the small stores, and
                  Laundry. Remember the good old days out at sea, going on
                  liberty ports in the Far East

 

 

 

                  Sunday 08/22/2010 5:35:22pm
                  Name:eugene rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@myfairpoint.net
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C - 5th
                  Address:28 Ivy Lane, Farmington, NH 03835
                  Phone:6037554586
                  Comments:Just to let any of my shipmates know I am still alive
                  and kicking at 82 years old. Sure wish there were shipmates on
                  the roster who served on the Pissy P when I did. Would love to
                  chat with them. One of these days will make one of the
                  reumions. Am enjoying great health. Getting ready for bird
                  hunting (Partridge) in October way up in the north Maine woods
                  and then some deer hunting up in northern New Hampshire.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/31/2010 7:52:14pm
                  Name:Donnie P. Bastin
                  E-Mail:deefromlb@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:years 1965-1966
                  Div/Rate:BMC bos'n assistance
                  Address:3035Volk Ave
                  Long Beach, Ca 90808
                  Phone:(562) 425-6526
                  Comments:Of the Four ships I served in the Providence comes
                  out tops. I retired as
                  BMCS after 21 years.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 07/21/2010 11:54:42am
                  Name:James N. Kreider
                  E-Mail:james.kreider@huffybikes.com
                  Date on Prov:1968 to 1969
                  Div/Rate:Navigation/Ensign
                  Address:
                  Phone:937-865-2830
                  Comments:

 

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                  Saturday 05/22/2010 6:02:28pm
                  Name:Paul Wagner
                  E-Mail:pwagner1959@gmail,com
                  Date on Prov:Sept 61 to Feb 65
                  Div/Rate:EM-5
                  Address:172 North College 4N
                  Fort collins Colo
                  80524
                  Phone:(970) 485-0732
                  Comments:There were a couple of sailors from Colorado that I
                  remember. Give me holler anybody from E or M division.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/18/2010 7:17:34pm
                  Name:Roy Stup
                  E-Mail:roystup@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:'63 - '65
                  Div/Rate:OE ETN2
                  Address:36718 Sandy La
                  Grand Island, Fl.
                  32735
                  Phone:352-552-0916
                  Comments:I often wondered what happened to the old gal. I was
                  mildly surprised to see that she has her own web site. We had
                  some wild times, but they weren't wild enough to make me do it
                  again. I'm way retired now and still love the water - moving
                  to Stuart soon.

 

 

 

                  Friday 04/16/2010 3:49:22pm
                  Name:Laurence (Larry) M. Hicks
                  E-Mail:silvereagle7446@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1965-1968
                  Div/Rate:2nd / BM 3
                  Address:265 E Hanford Armona Rd. Apt. 66
                  Lemoore, CA. 93245
                  Phone:559-816-1675
                  Comments:Enjoy my Tour on the Providence. Was in 2nd Division
                  ran the liberty boats and the officer motor boat. Cross Decked
                  to the Oklahoma City in 68. Retired as a MACM (MASTER AT ARMS
                  MASTER CHIEF)in July 1995. Great site brought back a lot of
                  memories.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/28/2010 3:04:58pm
                  Name:Michael Reeves
                  E-Mail:michael-reeves@live.com
                  Date on Prov:1971 to May 1972
                  Div/Rate:3rd Division/SN
                  Address:530 Mine Creek Road
                  Bakersville, NC 28705
                  Phone:828-367-2119
                  Comments:Does anyone recall when I was medivaced by helicopter
                  from the USS Providence to the Naval Support Activity
                  Hospital, Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam approximately 3 weeks
                  before the ship sailed to Sasebo, Japan?

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/07/2010 6:21:16am
                  Name:Jim Engdahl
                  E-Mail:jimengdahl@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1971-1972
                  Div/Rate:DP2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

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                  Friday 03/05/2010 8:47:11pm
                  Name:Paul Wagner
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:Septr61 feb65
                  Div/Rate:EM5
                  Address:172 north college ave 4n Fort collins colo 80524
                  Phone:970 485 0732
                  Comments:no email just call and we talk

 

 

 

                  Friday 03/05/2010 2:37:25pm
                  Name:Ken Dombroviak
                  E-Mail:kenxjan@sunrivertoday.com
                  Date on Prov:1959-Aug 1962
                  Div/Rate:OE- ETR2
                  Address:1961 Wide River Drive
                  St. George, UT 84790-4435
                  Phone:435 773 4248
                  Comments:Love to hear from ET Shop guys

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/28/2010 10:52:22pm
                  Name:stephen h hoffman
                  E-Mail:shoffy2609@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:july 16 1961 to oct 5 1962
                  Div/Rate:m/ mm3
                  Address:
                  9609 village pkwy
                  calif city,ca
                  93505
                  Phone:6617541095
                  Comments:providence was my first ship out of four i worked in
                  main control,was top watch on westpac cruise,best time of my
                  career.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 02/23/2010 5:05:39pm
                  Name:Walter J Henderson
                  E-Mail:elguiquejake@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:September 1966 to spring 1967
                  Div/Rate:OC QM
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 02/11/2010 7:19:00am
                  Name:BILL ENDERLAND
                  E-Mail:HIGHSTEP@WINDSTREAM.NET
                  Date on Prov:1971-2/1973
                  Div/Rate:BM-3
                  Address:FAYETTEVILLE, AR.
                  Phone:
                  Comments:IT'S HARD TO FIGURE WHAT BUILDS CHARACTER, BUT A LOT
                  OF THINGS EXPOSE IT. DURING MY TIME IN THIRD DIVISION WORKING
                  UNDER BM-1 GREENAWAY, I SAW CHARACTER OOZE FROM EVERY INCH OF
                  MY SHIPMATES. I DID THINGS I WAS PROUD OF AND SOME I WASN'T SO
                  PROUD OF. I GUESS ONE OF MY MOST MEMORABLE EVENTS WAS TO BE
                  THE FEATURED BOUT WITH GUNNY PISCH IN THE SMOKERS BOXING MATCH
                  ON THE FANTAIL. MY SHIPMATES? (GOOD MEN EVERY ONE)

 

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                  Friday 02/05/2010 2:45:35pm
                  Name:FUQUA, Norman R.
                  E-Mail:fuquapi@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:01-17-1969 to 09-23-1970
                  Div/Rate:Medical HM1 USN
                  Address:225 Wake Avenue, Space #387
                  El Centro, CA 92243

                  PO Box 3203
                  El Centro, CA 92244
                  Phone:(760) 540-0947
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/28/2010 6:25:22pm
                  Name:Lou Meier
                  E-Mail:loukahuna@live.com
                  Date on Prov:68 -70
                  Div/Rate:3rd. Div and F Div. / Lt.(jg)
                  Address:1405 N. Yale Blvd.
                  Richardson, TX 75081
                  Phone:972/238-0479
                  Comments:Time has washed away memories of the things I used to
                  complain about during my tour of duty and left only fond
                  memories of great shipmates and lifelong friends. I consider
                  myself very fortunate to have been assigned to the USS
                  Providence. I believe the sailors, mostly under the age of 20,
                  preformed honorably and professionally to achieve our war time
                  objective.

                  So when my wife asks me asks me why men are so nostalgic about
                  their service, I explain that we stepped up. We were part of
                  something larger that ourselves and we proformer
                  outstandingly. As young men we accepted responsibilities more
                  important that those sholdered by our high school buddies that
                  did not serve. At a time when military service was not popular
                  I was proud to serve. I'm stil proud of me service on the USS
                  Providence and the shipmates I've served with.

                  I'm retired now and live far from the ocean, but I have sail
                  in many of the worlds oceans. I hope to see some of my old
                  shipmates at the San Diego reunion.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/31/2009 10:27:10am
                  Name:James G. Koelmel
                  E-Mail:jkoel@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:'68-'70
                  Div/Rate:Public Affairs Officer/Lt. (j.g.)
                  Address:Legal Residence:
                  2339 Oak Bend Place
                  The Villages, FL 32162
                  Summer (and Winter Holidays):
                  3011 Cloverbank Road #29
                  Hamburg, NY 14075
                  Phone:Cell: 716-984-4867
                  Comments:Just joined the Ship's Assoc. and wish I'd joined
                  sooner. Saw a handful of names I recognized on the roster -- I
                  hope more will sign up from that great period from '68-'70
                  when the Prov served as 7th Fleet Flagship in WESTPAC, spent
                  so much time on the gunline, went through at least two
                  typhoons in the S. China Sea, had a great cruise back to San
                  Diego over the holidays via Perth, Sydney, Hobart, Wellington,
                  and Tahiti (and across the equator, of course) to become 6th
                  Fleet Flagship for a year, then off to San Fran for drydock.
                  That's where most of us "no longer necessary" junior officers
                  were cut loose in the summer of '70.

                  Although my wife Cheryl and I are Florida residents (The
                  Villages, that huge golfing/retirement community you may have
                  heard of about an hour north of Orlando), we maintain a
                  townhouse in Hamburg, NY, near Buffalo where we spend summers.
                  This is only 15 minutes from the Naval Park where the Little
                  Rock (CLG4) is berthed. And, of course, going aboard the
                  Little Rock is almost exactly the same as going aboard the
                  Prov. Don't miss it (and Buffalo is a great place to visit --
                  especially in summer)!

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/26/2009 7:04:37am
                  Name:Randy D. Vollmar
                  E-Mail:RP.Vollmar@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:July 4 1972/ till she was decom.
                  Div/Rate:MARINE DETACHMENT
                  Address:RANDY VOLLMAR
                  431 FOURTH STREET
                  FREMONT,OHIO 43420
                  Phone:419-355-9607
                  Comments:Thanks for the work SAM, due to the site me and a
                  couple other grunts from the PROV were able to hookup and have
                  a little reunion of our own. What a blast, it was like old
                  times again. Thanks for your work and you guys keep up the
                  fine job your doing. SEMPER FI.

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/21/2009 10:06:31am
                  Name:Gary Partridge
                  E-Mail:gwpart@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1962 - Sept. 1963
                  Div/Rate:Flag - Operations
                  Address:PO Box 203983
                  Austin, TX 78720
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Al Black and Willie Williams - are you guys still out
                  there?

 

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                  Saturday 11/28/2009 10:35:21pm
                  Name:PETE LYNETT
                  E-Mail:lynettp1@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1966- 1968
                  Div/Rate:2 ND DIV S-2 DIV
                  Address:MIAMI FLORDIA
                  Phone:786 417 4552
                  Comments:A LOT OF HARD WORK HAD A GREAT TIME TILL IT ENDED

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 11/24/2009 4:18:11pm
                  Name:Jerry Roy
                  E-Mail:jerryroy38@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:59-61
                  Div/Rate:6th Div GMT2
                  Address:3700 S Westport #2569
                  Sioux Falls SD 57106
                  Phone:256-962-1131
                  Comments:Came aboard the day of re-comissioning.
                  Left Mar of 61. Left the Navy 12/63 as a GMT1. Wish every day
                  I had stayed.

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/20/2009 5:23:31pm
                  Name:Nick (squeaky) Arme
                  E-Mail:nicholasarme946@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:9/69 to 2/73
                  Div/Rate:m div mm3
                  Address:200 nikki dr.#B longview, tx. 75604
                  Phone:
                  Comments:would like to make contact with guys in forward and
                  aft engine room. it was great to be on providence and
                  sometimes hard, but good memories. i'm a millwright now
                  because of my experience working on turbines. i owe alot to
                  mm1 taylor, he taught me alot.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 11/12/2009 7:00:56pm
                  Name:Dennis Duffey
                  E-Mail:denduffey@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:March65-June67
                  Div/Rate:T Gmm3
                  Address:8144 english Garden Ct. Maumee Ohio 43537
                  Phone:419-491-0151
                  Comments:A great experience. Great guys,John Foster,Ralph
                  Moorehead,Stroud,`Homer` Haynes,Becwar,Rodrigues Chiefs Visser
                  and Lighter.

 

 

 

                  Monday 11/02/2009 7:37:16pm
                  Name:monroe steven shropshire
                  E-Mail:mshropshire@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:april 67 to june 68
                  Div/Rate:flag communications CT2
                  Address:13202 S.E. 339th St., Auburn, Wa. 98092
                  Phone:253-833-6279
                  Comments:Drew the "Case Carnage" cartoons on top of the
                  misslehouse & loved the liberty ports.Hi to all my old
                  shipmates! Fought in smoker twice!

 

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                  Sunday 10/04/2009 12:28:50am
                  Name:Fred Downes
                  E-Mail:fdownes@rtj2.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov, '66 - Oct. '68
                  Div/Rate:MM3
                  Address:1902 Wind Lake Circle
                  Garland, TX 75243
                  Phone:972-699-1253
                  Comments:I worked forward generators and center line
                  evaporators. Lots of good memories and some maybe best
                  forgotten. Overall, the time I served on Providence allowed me
                  to grow up and set the stage for the rest of my life. So in
                  good times and bad, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I
                  made some good friends and had some great times. She gave me
                  the taste for travel which has become my career, in a sense.
                  I'd really like to renew oldfriendships with any that care to.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/26/2009 6:33:39pm
                  Name:ROBERT E FORSTER JR
                  E-Mail:refjr@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:N/A
                  Div/Rate:B-DIV/PO2
                  Address:18825 MAPLE CIR NO
                  CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI 48036
                  Phone:586-206-3534
                  Comments:Hello, I spent almost 4 years aboard the USS LITTLE
                  ROCK CLG-4. I just ment a member of your past crew. His name
                  is Dave Mullen, Rockford, Michigan. My wife and I ment him and
                  his wife at camp this week. Very nice folks. I am enjoying
                  your web site. Bob Forster

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/19/2009 8:08:16am
                  Name:Joseph C. Cesario
                  E-Mail:dacesario@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1945-1947
                  Div/Rate:s2c
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My name is David A. Cesario I am signing this for my
                  Uncle Joe Cesario. I have been in contact with Sam Villa and
                  Carl Dustin who were aboard when my Uncle was but did not meet
                  him. He served proudly on the CL82. If anyone met him I would
                  love to know. David A. Cesario USCG 1983-1990 Honorable
                  Medical Discharge

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/14/2009 8:59:20am
                  Name:John Brown
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:Fall of 1968 to Spring of 1970
                  Div/Rate:ETR3/2 (OE division)
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Many days and nights have gone by but I still
                  remember THOSE days...after being releived by the USS OKC in
                  Japan in Late 1968 we went on a goodwill tour to Austrailia
                  celebrating Christmas in Sidney, on to Wellington, New Zealand
                  and then for New Years at Tahiti. We returned to San Diego in
                  Feb 1969 with a trip to San Francisco and the Yards at Hunters
                  Point. When I left in April 1971 for shore duty I knew that I
                  would miss the sea and those who serve her.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 09/09/2009 9:29:13am
                  Name:Charles F. P. Sullivan
                  E-Mail:cs6382@sc.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov 1959 - Sep 1961
                  Div/Rate:USMC - Corporal
                  Address:405 Hickory Meadow Court
                  Lexington, South Carolina
                  29072
                  Phone:803 957-7657
                  Comments:Good memories of a great expereince

 

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                  Sunday 08/16/2009 1:46:48pm
                  Name:Bruce ( Rooster ) Ledbetter
                  E-Mail:BruceLedbetter.rooster@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1972 - thru decom.
                  Div/Rate:Div.M (engine room)
                  Address:Bruce M. Ledbetter
                  230 Big Springs Rd.
                  Monroe , TN 38573
                  Phone:931-403-3374
                  Comments:What to get in contact with guys in the engine
                  room.Barfuss,Chariie Collis
                  Budda. Contact me by Email or call.(

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/24/2009 9:08:00am
                  Name:Bob Heindselman
                  E-Mail:bobins17@mtco.com
                  Date on Prov:1967 to 1968
                  Div/Rate:cyn3 communications
                  Address:Peoria, Illinois
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I was with comseventhflt staff aboard the Providence
                  until the flag moved to the Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 07/15/2009 1:03:52pm
                  Name:John A. Greathouse
                  E-Mail:ddgltd@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:October 1961 - April, 1963
                  Div/Rate:Supply/ Lt. J.G.
                  Address:1707 Timber Edge Drive
                  McKinney, TX 75070
                  Phone:469-247-1088
                  Comments:I recently heard about the Providence website and
                  reunions from Jim Cozine. Glad to get the information as I had
                  been scanning my American Legion magazine for reunion dates
                  without success. Would love to hear from any old shipmates
                  especially any info concerning Mac McRae. I have many fond
                  memories of our initial cruise as 7th Fleet Flagship. My time
                  aboard was spent as Disbursing Officer, Sales and Services
                  Officer and S-4 and S-5 Division Officer. One of my fondest
                  memories was serving as the Basketball coach for the ship
                  which included winning the 7th Fleet Holiday Basketball
                  Tournament in Yokosuka. I hope to attend the next reunion.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 07/09/2009 11:54:18am
                  Name:Jim Cook
                  E-Mail:jmcook13@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:June 1960 April 1964
                  Div/Rate:E EM2
                  Address:540 Range Road
                  Marysville, Mi
                  48040
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 07/02/2009 3:24:09pm
                  Name:Joseph (Joe) Smith
                  E-Mail:smith6400@bellsouth.net
                  Date on Prov:Plank Owner to 1961
                  Div/Rate:SN 3rd div
                  Address:email smith6400@bellsouth.net
                  122 Kelly Lane
                  Brunswick, Ga 31525
                  Phone:912 267 1767
                  Comments:Loved the old RUST bucket. And I would not trade the
                  memories of "SHAKE DOWN" at gitmo for 2 hatuey beers and a
                  carved pineapple.

 

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                  Tuesday 06/23/2009 1:08:06pm
                  Name:Jim Engdahl
                  E-Mail:jimengdahl@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1971-1972
                  Div/Rate:IFDS/DP2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/14/2009 5:44:06pm
                  Name:Billy H Sanders
                  E-Mail:bsanders21@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:5 seaman1st
                  Address:21e mimosa dr
                  chattanooga tn 37415
                  Phone:423-877-7878
                  Comments:Be 81 in june,sign up in june23 in gadsden al (best
                  thing i ever did.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 05/31/2009 8:33:02pm
                  Name:Margaret Flanders for Herbert Flanders S
                  E-Mail:flandersm112@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1943-1946
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:P.O.Box 794
                  Seabrook, N.H. 03874
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My father-in-law was on the USS Providence from
                  1943-46. He told us quite a few stories and has many pictures
                  of places he went to while on board. He has been trying to
                  find out when the reunion was because he wanted to go. I just
                  found this web site while trying to see about any flags from
                  the ship. Herb is going to be 84 this year and I would like to
                  find out when the next reunion is so that he can go. Please
                  help...
                  Thank you for any help,
                  Margaret

 

 

 

                  Sunday 05/17/2009 5:56:26pm
                  Name:coe gary
                  E-Mail:coe355@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:65 69
                  Div/Rate:OL & 1st tad to side cleaners
                  Address:203 park
                  ventura ia. 50482
                  Phone:641 210 9039
                  Comments:just found site and was wondering about the old
                  boats, W.P. CRAFT.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 05/14/2009 7:43:20am
                  Name:eugene rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@myfairpoint.net
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Just wanted to correct my e-mail address. The one
                  previously posted is incorrect.

 

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                  Monday 05/11/2009 11:04:54pm
                  Name:Silvana Phipps for Robert T. Phipps
                  E-Mail:sbphipps@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:Oct 1971 to Oct 1972
                  Div/Rate:Barber Shop/Laundry - Seaman
                  Address:12001 Market Street
                  Apt. #460
                  Reston, VA
                  Phone:703-956-9388
                  Comments:Shipmates,

                  My name is Silvana Phipps. My husband, Robert T. Phipps,
                  joined the Navy after high school serving his first tour as
                  Seaman (Oct 1971-Oct 1972) aboard the USS Providence (CLG-6)
                  off the coast of Vietnam. Bob served for 24 years retiring in
                  1995 as W3. After retirement, Bob continued to serve as a
                  civilian advisor until his untimely and unexpected death from
                  Lung Cancer in 2003.

                  Bob was just 50 when he passed. In that year, Bob was having
                  health problems, which the Military diagnosed and treated as
                  allergies. One night Bob had to be rushed to a civilian ER
                  where it was found instead he had Stage 4 lung cancer and by
                  then it had entered his brain. Bob never returned home. He
                  died in that hospital without time to properly put all his
                  affairs in order, affairs such as consideration of VA benefits
                  etc.

                  Shortly after his death, I phoned the VA to see if I might be
                  entitled to any benefits and was told no. A couple of years
                  later a friend encouraged me to call again. This time the VA
                  told me to file a claim, which they would rule on within 12
                  months.

                  Bob, very tall and lanky at the time, finished his first tour
                  as a Seaman (in the barber shop or in the laundry I believe)
                  and left the USS Providence Oct. 1972, shortly before the ship
                  returned and was decommissioned. I know from stories Bob told
                  me that after serving aboard the USS Providence he was sent to
                  Vietnam soil for a week waiting for a flight back to the
                  sates. This fact is important because, as it turns out,
                  stepping foot on Vietnam soil for any length of time, any time
                  at all, qualifies for benefits under an Agent Orange provision
                  of the law. I filed a claim on this basis in Dec 2006. It took
                  the VA 26 months to process the claim. They denied it in Feb
                  of this year only because Bob‘s service record did not
                  document the week he was on Vietnam soil waiting for his
                  flight. They said they had nothing on paper to use as evidence
                  that, otherwise, would allow them to grant me the benefits
                  Bob’s service had earned for his family.

                  I work full time but still badly need these survivor’s
                  benefits to make ends meet. Bob died so young that we were not
                  prepared for this financially. However, my denied claim
                  remains open for 12 months during which I can appeal by
                  submitting documentation of Bob’s presence on Vietnam soil. My
                  last hope is to find several shipmates that can recall Bob
                  leaving the ship for Vietnam soil at the20end of his tour and
                  are willing to write a short statement, a few sentences,
                  attesting to that so that I can appeal this successfully with
                  the VA. Working with the bureaucracy can be difficult. It
                  seems the VA needs this so they can check off something in
                  their process and grant Bob’s benefits. I only want what the
                  regulations allow, only what Bob’s service earned for his
                  family.

                  I pray that some of you, Bob’s first shipmates, can help with
                  a short statement since this is my last hope.

                  Please contact me if you think you might be able to help and
                  thank you all so very much.

                  Silvana Phipps
                  12001 Market St
                  Apt 460
                  Reston, VA

                  Sbphipps@aol.com
                  703-956-9388

 

 

 

                  Saturday 05/02/2009 4:04:02pm
                  Name:Richard Bradford
                  E-Mail:oldad61@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1962 - 1966
                  Div/Rate:GMM3
                  Address:7537 Bigleaf Ln. Ft. Worth, Tx. 76137
                  Phone:817-232-4573
                  Comments:Came on board in Yokosuka in Dec 62 as a Bosun
                  striker in 4th Div., transfered to 6th Division ,made 3rd
                  class after Drydock in San Fran in 65 and spent the rest of my
                  hitch on MAA Force. Just found the site, looking forward to
                  seeing more familiar names.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 04/30/2009 5:14:28am
                  Name:mark wagner
                  E-Mail:sonofbutch54@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:8-10-1972
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:912 oakwood rd. glen burnie md. 21061
                  Phone:410-761-7761
                  Comments:this is a great way to fine your old ship mates...my
                  brother and i were on at the same time....niles wagner...

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/26/2009 4:03:15pm
                  Name:Dewey Floyd
                  E-Mail:deweyfloyd@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1959-1961
                  Div/Rate:SM 3
                  Address:New Braunfels, Texas
                  Phone:830-660-1603
                  Comments:Sorry I will miss the reunion again. I did however
                  get together with Senior Chief Fluitt (Wayne) yesterday. It
                  was the first time to meet any of our shipmates we served with
                  on the USS Providence CLG-6. We were in the "signal gang".
                  Myself from 1959-1961. Wayne from 1960-1964. Both of us would
                  like to hear from others who served with us. Dewey Floyd

 

 

 

                  Saturday 04/25/2009 5:43:30pm
                  Name:pat mcnally
                  E-Mail:fox208_2@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:11/71-8/73
                  Div/Rate:3rd/a-gang
                  Address:120 e steuben st

                  pgh,pa.15205
                  Phone:412 921 1854
                  Comments:like to hear from shipmates

 

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                  Saturday 04/25/2009 2:44:24pm
                  Name:Gene Rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@myfairpoint.net46 to 48
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C
                  Address:Currently live in Tax Free New Hamshire
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I quess probably I am close to being the oldest
                  sailor here who sailed on the Providence. Wanted very much to
                  go to the reunion this year in Providence, RI but
                  circumstances prevented it. Maybe next year. So far enjoying
                  excellent health. Gonna be 81 in another month.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/19/2009 12:53:08am
                  Name:Monteal C. Lepper
                  E-Mail:montylepper@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:May 1960 to Apr 1963
                  Div/Rate:X division YN2
                  Address:P.O. Box 82
                  LaOtto, IN 46763
                  Phone:260-693-2778
                  Comments:Worked most of my time in the Captains Office.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 04/04/2009 7:48:19am
                  Name:Richard C. Bailey
                  E-Mail:dloop2746@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:April 1968 - February 1971
                  Div/Rate:OI Div / RD3
                  Address:2048 Silvan Cliff Rd.
                  Vandalia, Ohio 45377
                  Phone:937-890-3693 cell 937-545-5074
                  Comments:Enjoyed my time on the Providence, great port calls.
                  I've had contact with two shipmates, brothers Larry and Gary
                  Byrd who live in Indiana. Crossed the equator with a great
                  bunch of guys.
                  I've been looking for Dan Hurdzan, visited him once in
                  Wheeling, WV but lost contact when he moved to California.
                  Anyone with info?

 

 

 

                  Thursday 03/26/2009 11:41:15pm
                  Name:Bruce Gebbeken
                  E-Mail:bruce@desertriver.org
                  Date on Prov:1972-Decom
                  Div/Rate:E Div FA
                  Address:PO Box 534
                  Herlong, CA 96113
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Remember well my time on her. Have not been on this
                  site in years. Thought to look it up and see if anybody logged
                  in that I knew.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/08/2009 10:22:32am
                  Name:Donald Greenaway
                  E-Mail:greenaway@cableone.net
                  Date on Prov:70-decom
                  Div/Rate:1st & 3rd
                  Address:5448 myall rd. Ardmore ok. 73401
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Mighty fine warship she was

 

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                  Thursday 03/05/2009 2:23:11pm
                  Name:Emory (Chuck) Spaulding
                  E-Mail:chuckjane1@mchsi.com
                  Date on Prov:1962-1964
                  Div/Rate:Fox---FTM-3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 02/25/2009 3:33:04pm
                  Name:alan horner c/o john k horner
                  E-Mail:aahorner@bright.net
                  Date on Prov:1959-1978?
                  Div/Rate:eng first class
                  Address:130 bayshore ct
                  st marys
                  ohio
                  45885
                  Phone:419-394-7551
                  Comments:my uncle john died in 1982.he did 20 years in the
                  navy .need info about this man if any.thanks al.nephew.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 02/19/2009 7:14:30am
                  Name:Phil Hays
                  E-Mail:phil_hays@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov 66 - Aug 69
                  Div/Rate:OI/RD3
                  Address:Colorado Springs, CO
                  & San Antonio, TX
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Also known as the Rev.
                  Interesting to go thru the pics of the Providence and see a
                  picture of the AFS-3 (Niagara Falls) my last ship assigned to,
                  Aug 69 - Jun 70, homeported out of Sasebo, Japan.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 02/17/2009 7:15:21pm
                  Name:Tom Bruckman
                  E-Mail:pctom@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:1970 -1971
                  Div/Rate:RM3- USNR
                  Address:PO Box 656586
                  Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
                  Phone:718-357-4591
                  Comments:On Board USS Providence (CLG-6) in San Diego,
                  California. Providence was Flag to First Fleet under Capt
                  Haines. Admiral Zumwalt wss in command at this time. We were
                  supposed to relieve the USS Oklahoma City homeported in Japan
                  and on active duty in Viet Nam. At this point in time the
                  military forces were being reduce which left the Providence
                  homeported in San Diego.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 01/27/2009 8:47:47pm
                  Name:Frederick Swartz
                  E-Mail:fswartz@woh.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:07/10/64 to 12/11/65
                  Div/Rate:AFT BOILER ROOM/ FA
                  Address:Ohio
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

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                  Tuesday 01/27/2009 10:46:31am
                  Name:Lewis Sproull
                  E-Mail:mcwally@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1959 - 1962
                  Div/Rate:6th Division / GS-5
                  Address:6436 S 400 E
                  Oxford IN 47971
                  Phone:765-385-2759
                  Comments:Following guided millile school in Dam Neck, VA, this
                  19 year old kid was assigned to help put the USS Provicence
                  back in commission. Oh yes, another Plank Owner. I've never
                  been one to reflect much on the past, but now at age 70, I
                  must be getting a little nustalgic, as I have looked at the
                  complete ship's roster. Amazingly, I remember many of the men
                  who served in the 6th Division when I did. It was also very
                  interesting to read each of the comments and realize how the
                  men and women of the USS Providence seemed to have greatly
                  grown from all of the experiences. I remember they called our
                  ship the "Can Do", as every task that was placed before us,
                  we, as a complete team, would assomplish the task and ususlly
                  before it was expected. This positiveness has been an integral
                  part of my live. Thank you to the men and women of the USS
                  Providence.

 

 

 

                  Monday 01/12/2009 9:53:48am
                  Name:Derry Collins
                  E-Mail:derrycollins@bellsouth.net
                  Date on Prov:13 AUG. 1966---26 AUG. 1970
                  Div/Rate:M-Div. MM2
                  Address:201 Kings Ct.
                  Peachtree City, Ga. 30269
                  Phone:770-487-8174
                  Comments:I would like to get in contact with anyone that knew
                  me. I was incharge of the generators and evaporators

 

 

 

                  Sunday 01/11/2009 3:37:16pm
                  Name:Albert D. Goldsmith
                  E-Mail:janal22@windstream.net
                  Date on Prov:1962-1965
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:235 Waterwood
                  Huntsville, Tx. 77320
                  Phone:936-891-7743
                  Comments:I had previous signed on, page 111, just wanted to
                  update my e-mail and home address. Still looking for anyone
                  that I served with.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/17/2008 8:12:46am
                  Name:john conroy
                  E-Mail:squidrat@GMAIL.COM
                  Date on Prov:NONE
                  Div/Rate:NONE
                  Address:N/A
                  Phone:N/A
                  Comments:i WAS IN cAM rANH bAY hOSPITAL WITH SOME SAILORS WHO
                  HAD BEEN WOUNDED WHEN ONE OF THE 6 INCH GUNS BLEW UP. jULY 9
                  OR 10, 1969. I would like to find out which cruiser it was. (I
                  was a BM, then AO, on the Coral Sea 1963-67, and 101st
                  Airborne in 1969, where I was WIA and sent to Japan via CRB
                  Hospital.) I had a long conversation with a LCDR(?) in the bed
                  next to me that night, weapons dept head, I believe.
                  Does anyone know what cruiser this was?

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/21/2008 8:03:20am
                  Name:Gerald (Jerry) Hesketh
                  E-Mail:retirednavy1986@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1965-1967
                  Div/Rate:Deck (1st Div.)
                  Address:6 LaVista Dr East
                  Winter Springs, FL 32708
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Picked her up in the yards in San Francisco, worked
                  in the galley on the base. Went to 1st Div. when they got out
                  of yards. Left in 1967 as a QM3, transfered to the Oklahoma
                  City CLG5 1967-1968. went to West Pac 1968, we ran aground
                  doing gunfire support south of DaNang Harbor. Got transfered
                  to Henry W. Tucker (QM1), home port Yokosuka till 1971.
                  Recruit CC Orlando 1971-1974.

 

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                  Thursday 10/16/2008 7:47:25am
                  Name:Trosper, Harold (Harry)
                  E-Mail:repsorthe@embarqmail.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1967----Till---June 1969
                  Div/Rate:H/Medical HM2
                  Address:Eutawville SC 29048
                  Phone:803-492-1593
                  Comments:CLG-6 was one of the greatest. Anyone that remembers
                  me, get in touch, what a cruise coming back to San Diego.

 

 

 

                  Friday 10/03/2008 11:56:50am
                  Name:Grover "Gunner" Goodner
                  E-Mail:platelady2000@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:?
                  Div/Rate:Gunner
                  Address:Las Vegas, NV
                  Phone:702/697-0801
                  Comments:I am getting on for my stepdad. He trained 78 Marines
                  on the guns and got a Top Gun rating for the ship. Any
                  shipmates out there?

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/27/2008 7:25:51pm
                  Name:Tony Maffei
                  E-Mail:AMAFFEI1@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1966
                  Div/Rate:Mess cook/ and print shop
                  Address:189 S Rosemont Rd
                  Va Beach Va 23452
                  Phone:757-463-0555
                  Comments:I mess cooked with Bill Hancock (the grunt), remember
                  when you broke that prisoners hand in the brig?, I retired in
                  1993 as BMCM, was CMC on USS Belknap CG-26 1986-1989 in Gaeta
                  Italy. My name is on the 1966 June Privateer. I would love to
                  join the Association, but I was stationed on 11 ships during
                  my career. USS PROVIDENCE, USS OKLAHOMA CITY, USS CHICAGO,USS
                  DENNIS J BUCKLEY,USS CALIFORNIA (CRUISER), USS PUGET SOUND,
                  NORFOLK BRIG, USS CORRY, (TAD) USS HANSON, USS SARATOGA, PHILA
                  NAVAL BRIG, USS BELKNAP (CMC), pHILA NAVAL SHYPD (CMC),USS
                  DALE (CMC). IF ANYBODY REMEMBERS WRITE BACK..DAMAF

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/22/2008 10:14:39am
                  Name:Bill Hancock
                  E-Mail:brhancock@wavecable.com
                  Date on Prov:1964 / 1966
                  Div/Rate:MarDet
                  Address:Camano Island Wa 98282
                  Phone:360.387.0985
                  Comments:Hey Sam, Just wanted to pass on what a terrific site
                  this has been. I have been in contacted with lots of the
                  Marines and some sailors in the past 4 years. This past week
                  Bill Reitmeier came to visit me after 42 years. We picked up
                  just as if it was 1966. Met Jerry Dimond in Seattle and all
                  the lies became truth once again. Just wanted to share what
                  this site has accomplished. Keep it up and I will return all
                  the Dixie Cup hats I stole.
                  Nah that was too much fun. Semper FI, Bill

 

 

 

                  Thursday 08/21/2008 1:41:46pm
                  Name:Joseph George NORCROSS
                  E-Mail:jgndeming@zianet.com
                  Date on Prov:May-1959 to April-1962
                  Div/Rate:Operations PH1
                  Address:2013 Lisa Drive
                  Deming, NM 88030
                  Phone:575-545-5531
                  Comments:Signed in as 2nd member of crew at Boston Shipyard.

                  Supervised installation of the Photo Lab and equipment.
                  Plankowner.

                  Does anyone remember Edward Perry, the Postman?

 

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                  Thursday 08/21/2008 9:58:56am
                  Name:Dennis Belcher
                  E-Mail:Astorian@CenturyTel.net
                  Date on Prov:7/59 to 4/61
                  Div/Rate:X Division, PN2
                  Address:P.O. Box 567
                  South Bend, WA 98586
                  Phone:360-875-0203
                  Comments:I transferred from USNAAS Chase Field, Beeville,
                  Texas to USS Providence Pre-Com Detail at Norfolk. I worked
                  for Chief Dunton (later LCDR). Aboard ship, I worked at
                  different times in the Personnel Office, Legal Office, and
                  Training & Education Office. I left the ship and the Navy in
                  1961 when my 4 years were up. I sometimes wish I had stayed
                  in.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 08/02/2008 9:28:01am
                  Name:Charles A Mann
                  E-Mail:charlesmann1@att.net
                  Date on Prov:Mar 1963 to Jul 1964
                  Div/Rate:RM3 CR div Comseventhflt staff
                  Address:125 s Finch St
                  Horicon Wi 53032
                  Phone:920 485 4769
                  Comments:Flag transfered to USS Oklahoma City CLG-5 In July 64
                  until Mar 65. Reassigned to the USS Catamount LSD-17 until JUL
                  66 when tour ended

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 07/16/2008 9:17:38am
                  Name:April Barden Covey
                  E-Mail:april_covey@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:unsure - WWII
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My father, Marvin J. Barden Jr., was a plank owner.
                  Not really sure what that means he passed away in 1981 I was
                  just eight but I have all of his papers and all. Didn't know
                  if anyone still remembered him and could pass on some stories
                  to me so that I could pass onto my children.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/05/2008 4:50:22pm
                  Name:Dale Dorman
                  E-Mail:daledorman1@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:9/65 - 9/70
                  Div/Rate:CR ... RMSN/3/2
                  Address:POB 20617
                  El Cajon, CA 92021-0945
                  Phone:619 561-7504
                  Comments:Just passing through, looking to see what's new on
                  the site ... take care all ..

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/01/2008 11:49:06am
                  Name:Fred Hocking
                  E-Mail:FHOCKING@AOL.COM
                  Date on Prov:May 1961 to December 1962
                  Div/Rate:FOX Div / FTM2
                  Address:302 Brookpoint St NW
                  North Canton, OH 44720
                  Phone:(330) 494-4537
                  Comments:Was a maintenance Tech for the MK100 Mod II computer
                  used for the Terrier Guided Missile System. Would be neat to
                  hear from anyone else who might have worked on it also.

 

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                  Saturday 05/31/2008 8:28:05am
                  Name:Patrick Madden
                  E-Mail:Rhubarb50@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:From about Feb of 1971 to March of 1973
                  Div/Rate:OS 4
                  Address:14 N.W. 10th Street
                  Pocahontas, Iowa
                  Phone:1-712-335-4119
                  Comments:I am now in China teaching conversational English and
                  I can speak Chinese. I did attend the University of Northern
                  Iowa from 1985 to 1987 graduating with a B.A. in industry.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 05/15/2008 9:41:57pm
                  Name:Garry Brown
                  E-Mail:oldbro@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:67-68
                  Div/Rate:H Div/ HM2
                  Address:3913 Regatta Rd, Yukon, OK 73099
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Just looking for old ship mates. Let me hear from
you.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/13/2008 7:39:59am
                  Name:Eugene Rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:July-1946 to April 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C-5th
                  Address:28 Ivy Lane, Farmington, NH 03835
                  Phone:603-755-4586
                  Comments:I enlisted in the Navy when I was just 17. Sent to
                  Bainbridge, Maryland for boot camp. Graduated and hoped aboard
                  a troop train for Philadelphia where I boarded the USS
                  Providence.(Some background on why I chose the Navy. Oldest
                  brother was a sonar man aboard a destroyer escort traveling
                  with convoys during WW 2 from Nova Scotia to Murmansk. Next
                  oldest brother was a radioman aboard submarines in the
                  Pacific. He did 3 war patrols. My dad was in the Navy in WW1 )
                  Wound up assigned to 40MM,s. First was a twin mount on the
                  fantail. Then was assigned to a quad mount off the bridge. Had
                  Admiral George Dyer as a quest in my gun tub once in awhile.
                  He used to glass his fleet from my spot. I loved the ship and
                  my mates aboard that ship. Nip andTuck the 2 dog mascots were
                  aboard when I was. Made 2 unforgetable trips to the Med.
                  Witnessed good times and a couple of trageties aboard the
                  ship. If any of my shipmates are still afloat sure would like
                  to hear from them. I will be at the reunion in Providence this
                  year.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 04/08/2008 3:39:08pm
                  Name:Laurence Lamberth
                  E-Mail:Taxman010@Hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1965-1969
                  Div/Rate:DK3 Disbursing
                  Address:6440 South Kostner Avenue
                  Chicago, Illinois 60629
                  Phone:773 735-6902
                  Comments:I really had a great time on board and maturity set
                  it for a young 17 year old.Many happy memories and friends
                  were made. Retired from the USN as a reservist in 2004.
                  Enjoyed every minute of it.

 

 

 

                  Monday 04/07/2008 9:51:58am
                  Name:Jack Butler
                  E-Mail:jjb4264@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:Summer 1959 to January 1963
                  Div/Rate:1st and OE; ETR3
                  Address:2856 Michener Dr.
                  Lancaster, PA 17601
                  Phone:717-898-1491
                  Comments:I often recall all the fond memories of the time I
                  spent on the Providence. There wasn't a better place for this
                  17 year old (at the time)to grow and mature. I spent the first
                  year in 1st Division and then transfered over to OE. Coming
                  from the 1st the ET gang tagged me with the nickname "Boats"
                  which I was called until I left the ship in Yokosuka for
                  discharge in January of 1963. Would be happy to hear from any
                  old shipmates so that together we can share some of the old
                  sea stories about those times. In this digital age they arn't
                  something to be shared here. This is a great site, and with
                  Google more shipmates should find it. I will try and make the
                  next reunion in Providence, RI.
                  Jack

 

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                  Thursday 04/03/2008 3:51:24pm
                  Name:Robert Becker
                  E-Mail:budda.bob1@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:May 1971 thru June 1973
                  Div/Rate:M DIV. (AFT FIRE ROOM) MM3, GEN. GANG
                  Address:4220 GAMMA STREET
                  SAN DIEGO, CA 92113-4118
                  Phone:619-263-1079
                  Comments:Fond memories sailing in this great gray LADY. She
                  was a fine ship with an honorable tradition. Remember both the
                  GOOD times, and the Tough times. This is a great website and
                  hope to meet up again with my former shipmates at the next
                  re-union in Providence, RI Vietnam was a long time ago but
                  remember it like yesterday? Good times in Vancouver, Portland,
                  San Francisco and the westpac of 1972. God bless for now, fair
                  winds and following seas. My nickname on the ship was "budda"

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/22/2008 10:26:59am
                  Name:RALPH WIGLEY
                  E-Mail:RFWIGS@GMAIL.COM
                  Date on Prov:1965 TIL APRIL 1968
                  Div/Rate:CYN3 COMMUNICATIONS
                  Address:52316 NORFOLK LANE
                  CHESTERFIELD MICHIGAN 48051
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I CAN REMEMBER SITTING IN THE RADIO SHACK AS OUR
                  SPEEDKEYER WAS ON WITH THE PUEBLO WHEN THE KOREANS KICKED IN
                  THE DOOR OF THEIR RADIO ROOM. I REMEMBER THE BEAUTY OF
                  LIGHTING UP THE COAST WITH STARSHELLS AND "PUFF" IN ORBIT OVER
                  A CONVOY WE WERE RIDING SHOTGUN FOR. I REMEMBER A WONDERFUL
                  SHIP AND A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS. THANKS FOR THIS SIGHT AND ALL
                  THE MEMORIES.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/22/2008 9:43:51am
                  Name:Chesley Gary Moody
                  E-Mail:cgmrodman@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1963-64
                  Div/Rate:CT-3 Security Group
                  Address:3959 NW 32nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32606
                  Phone:352-336-4294
                  Comments:Located an old shipmate who gave me the name of this
                  site. I'm glad I found it and hope perhaps I might be able to
                  locate some of the other men with whom I served.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 03/18/2008 1:58:58pm
                  Name:Ronald J. Sutton
                  E-Mail:rjsutton58@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1967-1969
                  Div/Rate:3rd Divsion / QM3 /NAV.DIV.
                  Address:9800 HEROY RD.CLARENCE CTR.14032
                  Phone:716 741-9180
                  Comments:Thank you for this great web-site.I have only known
                  of it a few weeks and have made contact with two old
                  shipmates.It was fun talking about old friends and good times
                  from our old home the USS PROVIDENCE,I would be happy to hear
                  from any of my old shipmates thanks again. Ron

 

 

 

                  Saturday 02/23/2008 10:24:18am
                  Name:James Anthony Amadruto
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:1948 - 1949
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

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                  Wednesday 02/06/2008 10:48:55am
                  Name:Rocky Markiewicz
                  E-Mail:da_island_man@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:OC/RM3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Been here before. I checking to see if anyone
                  remembers two RM's that were on C7F staff and where the might
                  possibly be these days. One is "Lucky" Lamastra from
                  Philadelphia and "Bones" Ortiz who I believe was originally
                  from New Mexico..If anyone has talked to these guys or knows
                  where the might be, please email me and let me
                  know..Thanks..Prov was great ship and Crew..

 

 

 

                  Monday 02/04/2008 4:35:35pm
                  Name:W. Richard Spillman
                  E-Mail:srrick@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1959- 1962
                  Div/Rate:OL Division BM3
                  Address:P.O. Box 6248
                  Visalia, Ca. 93290
                  Phone:(831)776-1995 (cell)
                  Comments:Plank Owner

 

 

 

                  Monday 02/04/2008 10:18:44am
                  Name:Gary Coury
                  E-Mail:garycoury@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Com-7-Flt from OKCity till June '68
                  Div/Rate:CR/RM3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Bud Manter, John McGann, Gary Thompson, Jack Walton
                  and I would love to hear from other friends and invite them to
                  our twice a decade reunions. Cheers

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/03/2008 2:50:34pm
                  Name:Anthony L Maffei
                  E-Mail:amaffei1@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:January - October 1966
                  Div/Rate:mess cook and X-Div print shop
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:If you look at Jun 66 Privateer you will see my name
                  on the production page. I retired in OCT 1993 as a BMCM

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/03/2008 1:03:41pm
                  Name:Thomas West
                  E-Mail:twest1031@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:185 east edmundson av morgan hill ca 95037 phone 408
                  426-1031
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Sam this is an update of my address keep up the great
                  work on the site

 

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                  Wednesday 01/23/2008 4:30:45pm
                  Name:Gary (Andy) Anderson
                  E-Mail:garyanda@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:3rd
                  Address:6117 W. 15th St. Greeley Co. 80634
                  Phone:970-330-8884
                  Comments:Worked in third div. untill end of cruise.As a bm3
                  was sent to Danang and worked on patrol duty for a year on 45'
                  patrol boat. Remember a lot of seaman in third division and
                  would like to hear from them.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/26/2007 8:38:41am
                  Name:Tom Pomes
                  E-Mail:tpomes@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:May 1966 to May 1969
                  Div/Rate:CR RM2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Seems like a lifetime ago, lots of good memories.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/20/2007 8:56:55am
                  Name:David R. Ruskin
                  E-Mail:oldesalt@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1969 - 1971
                  Div/Rate:X Division PN2
                  Address:Chula Vista, CA
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Learned a lot while on this great ship. Retired as
                  PNCS in 1984.

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/17/2007 1:03:32pm
                  Name:Larry L. Larson
                  E-Mail:larry@larsonexterminators.com
                  Date on Prov:70-72
                  Div/Rate:X div/ JO3
                  Address:Poway, CA
                  Phone:858.486.9406
                  Comments:Sam, just a belated thanks for returning the copies
                  of the Privateer you put on the site (looks good!) and to
                  point out that my email address you have on the roster has
                  been discontinued and the new one's above. Wishing you and
                  yours a very Happy and Prosperous Holiday Season!!

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/12/2007 9:29:31am
                  Name:Terry HERBERT
                  E-Mail:herbherbert1@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:Jan 69 - Mar 71
                  Div/Rate:YN3/Operations Yeoman
                  Address:Lee's Summit, Mo
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I replaced YN2 John Holley as Head Operations Yeoman
                  when he got out and he went back home to Okalahoma.
                  Really enjoyed working with Commander Sanders in Operations
                  Office. He was a real inspiration to all.

 

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                  Monday 12/10/2007 4:56:53pm
                  Name:Chuck Groenke
                  E-Mail:chuckgroenke@hughes.net
                  Date on Prov:72-73
                  Div/Rate:FTM1
                  Address:425 Winn Valley Dr.
                  Wimberley, Tx.78676
                  Phone:512 847 0230
                  Comments:I had a great time on the ship, a lot of the Gmm's
                  and Ftm's were on the Uss England DLG22 with me prior to its
                  decommissioning in 70. Would like to hear
                  from any who remember me.

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/16/2007 7:20:06am
                  Name:Marvin M. Cox
                  E-Mail:marvinco@bellsouth.net
                  Date on Prov:07/61 - 10/63
                  Div/Rate:YN3 - Logroom Yeoman
                  Address:2226 Allene St
                  Brusly Louisiana
                  Phone:1-225-749-2135
                  Comments:What a Trip, great site. Wish I had found this site
                  sooner. Engineering folks, get in touch. John Marshall, Fleas,
                  Fish, Horn, Jackson,
                  Munch, Sonka, Kapusta, Yohanan

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/11/2007 8:16:35am
                  Name:Thomas M. E. Lamos
                  E-Mail:dreamtoday143@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1971-1973
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Would like to hear from shipmates! Email me.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/04/2007 3:57:24am
                  Name:Joe Markiewicz
                  E-Mail:da_island_man@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:OC/RM3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Prov membership, surfing to see who has visited.
                  Hoping to someday see names of close friends that were aboard
                  with me. God Bless All..

 

 

 

                  Monday 10/29/2007 7:56:32am
                  Name:Phil Hays
                  E-Mail:phil_hays@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:OE/RD3
                  Address:309 Trapper Ln
                  Fountain, CO 80817
                  Phone:(830) 200-1321
                  Comments:They called me the "Reverend"
                  I enjoyed seeing all the ports on the WestPAC cruise. It was
                  great being a part of the war effort during the Tet Offence of
                  68. We saved a lot of Marine's lives at Hue. They never should
                  have allowed returning Vietnam vets to land at Travis AFB,
                  commie land...
                  I retired from the Army later.

 

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                  Monday 09/10/2007 11:04:04am
                  Name:Eugene W Rogers
                  E-Mail:provident78@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:Oct 1946 to April 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C--5th Division
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Boarded the Pissy P in Philadelphia, Pa and then set
                  sail for a shakedown cruise in the Caribbean. Blew the
                  bejabbers out of the island of culebra while there and visited
                  Guantanamo Bay Base. Drank too much rum as I remember. Then 2
                  tours in the Med. I remember the kids dashing for the food in
                  Naples, Italy. Also remember the spectacular volcano eruption
                  display as we went thru the straits of Messinna. I was in
                  charge of a twin 40 MM on the fantail and then subsequently
                  assigned to a quafd mount opposite the bridge, Used to have
                  Rear Admiral George C Dyer step into my gun mount to preuse
                  his fleet. He never said a word to me. Just made a noise so I
                  would notice he was there so I could get out of his way. Had a
                  tragedy aboard ship as we were getting ready to leave the Med
                  and unfortunately I witnessed it. One of our young pilots
                  crashed into the superstructure and was lost at sea. I loved
                  every minute I was aboard the Providence. I was just a young
                  17 year old when I boarded and only 19 when I left her. Great
                  ship and I met and made a lot friends. By the way the 2 dogs
                  (Nip & Tuck) were aboard when I was.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/08/2007 5:07:33pm
                  Name:Raleigh Durr
                  E-Mail:vango76@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:7/70 - thur decom
                  Div/Rate:1st div. B M 3
                  Address:Shreveport, Louisiana
                  Yuma , Arizona
                  Phone:
                  Comments:very important time in our lives, served with and
                  made some great friends
                  even after all these years I still laff when I think back on a
                  few times , 72 west pac , portland trip.

 

 

 

                  Friday 08/17/2007 2:03:27pm
                  Name:thomas h kerntke
                  E-Mail:alice.cox1@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:66-68
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:816 s hightower stillwater, ok 74074
                  Phone:2543198556
                  Comments:im an army iraqui freedom veteran just trying to help
                  my dad to get more information on all places he was and if
                  they may have anything to do with his current health problems
                  thank you veterans one and all

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/08/2007 10:42:51pm
                  Name:Wiley, Erwin Green
                  E-Mail:EWiley2933@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:May 1960 - May 1961
                  Div/Rate:Personnel Office YN3
                  Address:P O Box 985, Santa Fe, TX 77510
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 07/05/2007 6:23:57pm
                  Name:Arnold Collins
                  E-Mail:collinsaq3@post.harvard.edu
                  Date on Prov:April 1959- Sept 1960
                  Div/Rate:LTJG
                  Address:900 N. Lake Shore Drive #2003
                  Chicago, IL 60611
                  Phone:(312) 649-6694
                  Comments:Transferred from the USS Boston to the
                  precommissioning detail in Charlestown. Made the shakedown
                  cruise, visit to Providence R.I. and Panama Canal transit
                  before RAD in September 1960.

 

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                  Thursday 07/05/2007 9:17:27am
                  Name:James DeBolske
                  E-Mail:mrdebolske@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:11/45 - 6/46
                  Div/Rate:MUS2c
                  Address:34460 Via Verde
                  Capistrano Beach CA
                  Phone:949-661-3598`
                  Comments:We were USN School of Music Band #70 first stationed
                  Palermo, later transferred to USS Memphis, and finally
                  transferred to Providence upon her arrival for her first tour
                  in the Med Sea. Returned with her to the States.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/03/2007 5:25:29am
                  Name:dave goth
                  E-Mail:dgoth48@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1967 to 1970
                  Div/Rate:ol/bm3
                  Address:299nw 601rd
                  clinton, mo. 64735
                  Phone:(660)885-4635
                  Comments:to my knowledge i was the only seaman recruit to be
                  boatswain mate of the watch on the quarter deck

 

 

 

                  Saturday 06/23/2007 4:55:45pm
                  Name:Arthur Wayne Fluitt
                  E-Mail:chieffluitt@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1960-1964
                  Div/Rate:OS SM2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:The Providence was my first duty station after boot
                  camp. Picked her up in Long Beach in Sept 1960. Spent 4 great
                  years growing up and maturing. Homeported in Yokosuka for two
                  years and a great return trip to the states. Retired in 1980
                  as an SMC.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/21/2007 9:52:59am
                  Name:Jon Stang
                  E-Mail:jbsjon@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1971-72
                  Div/Rate:HM2
                  Address:242 Perrywinkle Lane
                  Gaithersburg, MD 20878
                  Phone:2404010170
                  Comments:I was part of the rescue team when
                  Admiral Robinson's helicopter crashed on the Providence May
                  72. I was on the bridge the night of the raid on Haiphong
                  Harbor at the navigation table.

 

 

 

                  Monday 06/11/2007 10:44:59am
                  Name:Amy Lynn Rosato
                  E-Mail:amylr620@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:40 North Main Street
                  Homer NY 13077
                  Phone:607-749-3925
                  Comments:Looking for information on my Granfather-- Joseph J.
                  Dellich. he was aboard the providence 1944-? Thank You...

 

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                  Monday 06/04/2007 10:07:32pm
                  Name:Bob Mangels
                  E-Mail:bobmangels@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:9/67 - 10/68
                  Div/Rate:COM7THFLT BAND
                  Address:14Manfre Rd.
                  Watsonville CA 95076
                  Phone:831 728-2717
                  Comments:I was one of the 'musicians' the Marines liked to
                  trample running through our compartment on one of their Missle
                  House drills. Can anybody out there help me verify the time
                  Prov fired on some fishing boats and then took some Vietnamese
                  aboard afterward? Date and attest to witnessing will be
                  greatly appreciated. Its important - please contact.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 05/29/2007 8:22:04am
                  Name:JOSEPH KARROL
                  E-Mail:JKARROL@EARTHLINK.NET
                  Date on Prov:1961 - 1964
                  Div/Rate:R DIVISION RM3
                  Address:17373 COMINGO LANE PUNTA GORDA FLORIDA 33955
                  Phone:941 380 0382
                  Comments:GREAT SHIP GREAT GUYS GREAT LIBERTY , WHAT ELSE COULD
                  YOU ASK FOR

 

 

 

                  Monday 05/28/2007 11:36:03am
                  Name:Malik Robinson
                  E-Mail:mrobin@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:May 1945 to Aug 1946
                  Div/Rate:RDM 3c
                  Address:567 Andrea Circle
                  Paso Robles, CA 93446
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 05/24/2007 12:15:11am
                  Name:James J. Wheeler
                  E-Mail:JmWhlr@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1971-1972
                  Div/Rate:X Div. YN3
                  Address:18 Stuyvesant Oval 7-B
                  New York, New York 10009
                  Phone:212 637-2226
                  Comments:Great Memories of the Providence CLG-6.
                  I'm in touch with SN Gary Weber who lives in NJ. Looking for
                  SN Stan Heffner, SN Tom Noonan, PO3 Kevin Gallagher
                  (Privateeer Printer). Also have been in touch with Ret.
                  Admiral Kenneth G. Haynes fomrer Capt. CLG-6. I used to be his
                  JA talker during GQ.
                  Happy Memorial Day to All Shipmates!

 

 

 

                  Saturday 05/05/2007 6:57:56pm
                  Name:Chuck Mahaffey
                  E-Mail:cmahaffey@texasmpa@org
                  Date on Prov:1966 - 1969
                  Div/Rate:CR
                  Address:4410 Woodland Ridge Dr.
                  College Station, TX 77845
                  Phone:979-690-2315
                  Comments:

 

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                  Wednesday 04/25/2007 6:02:12am
                  Name:PATRICK MCNALLY
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:1971-1973
                  Div/Rate:3RD/A FN
                  Address:120 E STEUBEN ST PITTSBURGH,PA.15205
                  Phone:412-264-0558
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 04/24/2007 3:13:55pm
                  Name:Timothy R. Jones
                  E-Mail:tj1015@roadrunner.com
                  Date on Prov:1962-1965
                  Div/Rate:MM 3rd Class
                  Address:3656 Lamor Rd.
                  Hermitage, PA 16148
                  Phone:724-962-4210
                  Comments:The email address is my son's. Address and phone
                  number are current.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 04/24/2007 3:11:00pm
                  Name:Timothy R. Jones
                  E-Mail:tj1015@roadrunner.com
                  Date on Prov:1962-1965
                  Div/Rate:MM 3rd Class
                  Address:3656 Lamor Rd.
                  Hermitage, PA 16148
                  Phone:724-962-4210
                  Comments:The email address is my son's. Address and phone
                  number are current.

 

 

 

                  Monday 04/23/2007 7:07:53am
                  Name:mark wagner
                  E-Mail:sonofbutch54@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1972
                  Div/Rate:first div.
                  Address:912 oakwood rd. glen burnie md.21061
                  Phone:410-761-7761
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 04/05/2007 4:05:23am
                  Name:DENNIS GOLDING
                  E-Mail:denny55us@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:8/63 - 11/68
                  Div/Rate:E DIV : IC2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:WEST PAC BUM

 

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                  Wednesday 03/28/2007 9:46:40pm
                  Name:Dave Spencer
                  E-Mail:dlspencer2@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:1971 thru decom
                  Div/Rate:B div / oil Shack
                  Address:11323 e. 213 th street
                  Lakewood, Ca 90715
                  Phone:562-924-3643
                  Comments:Just surfed in and was surprized.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/24/2007 5:50:48am
                  Name:Sten Nelson
                  E-Mail:srnjr@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:72-Decom
                  Div/Rate:OI/Seaman
                  Address:
                  Phone:508-378-0558
                  Comments:Just updating my Email, be well shipmates.
                  Hi Ray, welcome aboard!!

 

 

 

                  Thursday 03/22/2007 9:03:40pm
                  Name:Ray Miraya
                  E-Mail:rhinoray@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:5/71 to 1/73
                  Div/Rate:os/sn
                  Address:9213 Balfour St.
                  Pico Rivera,CA 90660
                  Phone:562-577-7850
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/11/2007 12:22:19am
                  Name:Robert Schuster
                  E-Mail:b4rome2c@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:January 1968 to February 1970
                  Div/Rate:Fox Div FTG3
                  Address:P.O. Box 222539
                  Christiansted, Virgin Islands 00822
                  or
                  1695 Harpswell Islands Road
                  Orr's Island Maine 04066
                  Phone:340-773-2039, cell 340-690-9357
                  Comments:I remember my most stressful moments. First was
                  performing the initial velocity calculations for the guns to
                  breech the wall at Hue. Second was making parts out of coke
                  cans to keep the Mark 25 dual purpose gunnery radar
                  operational above the DMZ; and third, helping Joe Simon FTG2
                  repair the Mark 1A gunnery computer on the firing line. The
                  captain had a fit when he was told not to worry that Simon &
                  Schuster were fixing it. He did come down to see for himself.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/03/2007 3:09:22pm
                  Name:Tom Hennessy
                  E-Mail:tom_hennessy@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:9/69 tp 6/71
                  Div/Rate:X-Div YN3
                  Address:3340 Aspen Ln
                  Plamdale, Ca 93550
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Oh for the days of the salt air in our faces.

 

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                  Friday 03/02/2007 10:06:00am
                  Name:Richard Crossman
                  E-Mail:rcross47@pacbell.net
                  Date on Prov:Jan 68 Oct69
                  Div/Rate:N5/SM2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I have going thru the pages trying to remember name
                  and faces as I got out my cruise book. Looking for anyone from
                  "sigs"
                  that was on when I was. Anyone know what happened to Chief
                  Koizumi? Got on board with $675 travel pay and looked for the
                  person with the "slush"fund. Served on Mansfield DD728 66-68

 

 

 

                  Thursday 02/15/2007 10:35:07am
                  Name:Lynn Boudreaux
                  E-Mail:Boudro1@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1959-1961
                  Div/Rate:M Fn-MM2
                  Address:3705 Lemon Street
                  Metairie, La. 70006
                  Phone:504-454-1537
                  Comments:Plank owner.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 02/15/2007 9:24:45am
                  Name:DALE DORMAN
                  E-Mail:daledorman1@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:Sep. 65 - Aug. 70
                  Div/Rate:OC / RMSN/3/2
                  Address:POB 20617
                  EL CAJON, CA. 92021
                  Phone:6195617504
                  Comments:email address change

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 02/13/2007 7:10:21am
                  Name:Gregory K Primmer
                  E-Mail:gkprimmer@gmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov. 1969 to June 1971
                  Div/Rate:Weapons Dept/YN3
                  Address:Greg and Vicki Primmer
                  9222 Talmadge Court
                  Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048
                  Phone:402-235-3388
                  Comments:Have spent the last 40 years working on the railroad
                  and am retiring the summer of 2007. Would love to hear from
                  some of the old Weapons Dept. gang.

 

 

 

                  Monday 02/12/2007 5:49:49pm
                  Name:Everette Harmon
                  E-Mail:bharmoniii@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1972-1973
                  Div/Rate:M div MM2 aft fire room
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Would be great to get a email from shipmates.

 

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                  Monday 01/22/2007 6:10:35pm
                  Name:brad kolb
                  E-Mail:bradkolb@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My daddy served in vietnam on the cl-6 as the
                  machinist mate. I am thankful to everyone in our armed
                  forces!!!

 

 

 

                  Friday 01/12/2007 3:25:39pm
                  Name:Thomas L Osburn
                  E-Mail:tenngramps@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:July '64 - May '65
                  Div/Rate:Ens,SC USNR
                  Address:600 Alta Loma Rd.
                  Goodlettsville, TN 37062
                  Phone:615-739-6777
                  Comments:Disbursing Officer
                  S-4 and S-5 division officer

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 01/09/2007 11:40:38am
                  Name:Malik Robinson
                  E-Mail:mrobin@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:May 1945 to Aug 1946
                  Div/Rate:RDM 3c
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Joined the commisioning crew in May 1945 and operated
                  search radar until my discharge in August 1946.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/04/2007 8:14:25am
                  Name:David Harris
                  E-Mail:davemo@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:1945
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I found my fathers old USN papers and photos. He was
                  on the CL-82 with Commander W.B. Jackson,EX O Chas. E. McCombs
                  and Navigator George L. Raring. I think he was a Bugular and
                  40mm loader. He passed away in 1998.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/03/2007 9:32:16pm
                  Name:Dave Griffin
                  E-Mail:griffinsherry@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1966 -1968
                  Div/Rate:COMSEVENTHFLT - SUPRAD
                  Address:2069 Willow Court
                  Ferndale, WA 98248
                  Phone:360 380-2211
                  Comments:Crossed over from the Oklahoma City with
                  COMSEVENTHFLT in 1966. Many memories came roaring back after
                  visiting this great site. Worked in SUPRAD with the CT's.
                  Providence was my first reenlistment in a 28 year career in
                  the Navy. Retired 1991 from NAVCOMSTA Rota. Maybe give the
                  reunion a try. Keep it up.

 

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                  Sunday 12/17/2006 2:58:50pm
                  Name:Alan Pierce
                  E-Mail:piercekap@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Jan. 67-June 67
                  Div/Rate:OE/ETN-3
                  Address:9107 Horseshoe Lake Rd.
                  Cedar Rapids, Ia.
                  52401
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Neat site, don't know why it took me so long to find
                  it. Looks like its been a long time since the last entry.
                  I was the supply PO in the ET shop even before I made 3rd. I
                  guess they didn't want me touching any of thier equipment. I
                  was also the KY-8 tech. with a TS krypto clearence. The only
                  troubles I ever had with it were bad patch jobs, and one
                  miss-switch on the card. Not being a radioman I would break
                  out in a cold sweat whenever I had to test the thing from the
                  handset in the war room, I felt I didn't belong there in the
                  first place, but when Com.seventhFle came aboard one day in
                  the middle of a request for a short count and the call sign
                  changed because of his arrivel, my tongue got rapped around my
                  eyeteeth so bad I couldn't see what I was saying I almost peed
                  my pants.
                  I was aboard when the old girl took a hit in the radar
                  antenna, helped somehow with restrapping of com. cables aloft,
                  and left the ship in June of 67 from Yoko for my own homeport
                  in Iowa carring among other things, an envelope containing six
                  official Navy photographs and a small shard of aluminum
                  shrapnel as a gift for a job well done. They are among my most
                  prized possessions.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/17/2006 8:33:57am
                  Name:Rodney A Voelker
                  E-Mail:Voelker@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:1967 ~1969
                  Div/Rate:EM1 E- Div
                  Address:1640 Grey Friars Chase
                  Virginia Beach, VA 23456
                  Phone:757-371-1123
                  Comments:Change of e-mail address: 12/17/06

                  Cross decked from OK City to Providance for duration of tour.
                  LPO, ran rewind shop, power shop. Would love to hear from
                  shipmates. Retired as a NCC from FTC Norfolk.

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/11/2006 7:08:25pm
                  Name:Thomas Hadden
                  E-Mail:tomlindahadd@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:7/59 Through 9/61
                  Div/Rate:RM2 --OC Div (Comm)
                  Address:160 Thurston Place
                  Crestview, Fl. 32536
                  Phone:850/682-4272
                  Comments:Updating my Email Address

                  and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/02/2006 7:02:48pm
                  Name:Ronnie Winters
                  E-Mail:oldgolfer011@tx.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:Sept 66 to Feb70
                  Div/Rate:T Div GMM
                  Address:6507 Sayle St, Greenville,Tx 75402
                  Phone:903-450-4456
                  Comments:This is my new email address.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 11/16/2006 1:58:26pm
                  Name:Michael Dollarhide
                  E-Mail:mc4ever73@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1969-1971
                  Div/Rate:S3 - SN
                  Address:PO Box 124 Quincy CA. 95971
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Very nice web site brought back alot of memories,
                  thank you.

 

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                  Wednesday 11/08/2006 5:32:38pm
                  Name:John Callahan
                  E-Mail:johnknock1953@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1972-Mothballs
                  Div/Rate:X Division YN3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Sam, Great site. I enjoyed reading about the old
                  times. I worked in the captains office. Would love to hear
                  from Wallace or Berehell. Keep up the great work Sam. I
                  remember your face.

 

 

 

                  Monday 11/06/2006 9:04:06am
                  Name:Jason E Tucker
                  E-Mail:jason.tucker@wayneakers.com
                  Date on Prov:My Father Roger served from 1958-1961
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:Lake Worth, Florida
                  Phone:561-540-9615
                  Comments:Great website. My father Roger Tucker served from
                  1958-1961. He passed away in 2004, and was sent off with
                  military honors. Very Emotional. He was never prouder than
                  when he would tell stories and recount his time aboard the
                  ship. He was the epitome of a true patriot and a proud veteran
                  of the U.S Navy. Our family thanks you for keeping the memory
                  of the Providence's great tradition and history alive.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 10/25/2006 2:16:39pm
                  Name:David F Gostin
                  E-Mail:Blade32051@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:1971-1972
                  Div/Rate:FTM 3
                  Address:1144 Wisteria Way
                  Beaumont, Ca 92223
                  Phone:(909) 769-4076
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/21/2006 12:50:45am
                  Name:Henry Robbie Robertson
                  E-Mail:roberro@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:Pre-commissioning-May 1961
                  Div/Rate:Marine Detatchment, Pfc,L/cpl
                  Address:Beaufort, SC
                  Phone:843-525-1455
                  Comments:In my 22 year career, I was never prouder to have
                  served than with my shipmates in Providence. I have never
                  since experienced the state of morale that we had. I believe
                  that there wasn't a man aboard that would not have willingly
                  laid down his life for Capt/RAdm Veth. What a shame that the
                  city of Providence couldn't have preserved her as a monument;
                  then again, what do you expect from a city the ties you up to
                  the coal dock, hidden away from everyone, on your one-and-only
                  visit.
                  I'm so happy to have found this site and have already made a
                  connection to a fellow Marine Detachment comrade. Thanks.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/30/2006 5:18:58pm
                  Name:Steve Price
                  E-Mail:speeddevil24g@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1967-1968
                  Div/Rate:MU-3
                  Address:Indianapolis,Indiana but a native upstate New Yorker
                  Phone:(317) 253-0089
                  Comments:I was the shortest guy in the band, played lead
                  trumpet, thus probably the loudest.Had 19 months of seeing the
                  world (far east style) many memories both good and bad.Served
                  under ADM. J.J.Hyland and ADM. Bringle.Departed ships company
                  in late '68 just in time to visit the day old grave of a dear
                  cousin killed near Cam-Ron bay where we were on my last
                  cruise.As I recall we crossed the equator twice ,so I was able
                  to put my shellback title to the test, thanks to all you
                  bloody butts who were so unwilling to supply the fresh meat.I
                  was brand new on the ship when we were hit off the coast of
                  Da-Nang.I was topside, did not have a duty station nor knew
                  what one was.I did nearly doody myself though!!I was talking
                  with a guy on watch , thought those little water spouts were
                  fish blowing water; was corrected by the watchman and told to
                  watch on the mountainside as we were being fired at by the
                  enemy.WAS ALSO ASSURED WE WERE OUT OF RANGE? Guess those
                  little spouts on the port side of der boat wasnt fishies
                  either!End of story-as I frantically tried to un-dog a hatch
                  to hi-tail it below some knucklehead on the other side obeying
                  orders didn't let that happen till after we were hit and clear
                  of hostile fire.I sincerely hope we, the 7th fleet band, at
                  least made a little sunshine and memories of back home then to
                  all of you who kept the Prov spic & span and running well
                  under much duress at times. Thanks to all and hope to hear
                  from you. God Bless

 

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                  Thursday 09/21/2006 5:35:28am
                  Name:Charles F. P. Sullivan
                  E-Mail:sullicha@juno.com
                  Date on Prov:November 1959 = August 1961
                  Div/Rate:Marine Detachment
                  Address:405 Hickory Meadow Court
                  Lexington, South Carolina
                  29072-7400
                  Phone:803 957-7657
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/02/2006 1:34:10pm
                  Name:Dennis Travelstead
                  E-Mail:charden@npgcable.com
                  Date on Prov:7-59 to 6-62
                  Div/Rate:EM2
                  Address:1598 McCulloch Blvd south Lake havasu City az. 86406
                  Phone:928-453-9019
                  Comments:up date my e mail address

 

 

 

                  Monday 07/31/2006 2:37:38pm
                  Name:Ron Rounds
                  E-Mail:rmrjlr@peoplepc.com
                  Date on Prov:1969-1972
                  Div/Rate:PN2
                  Address:9641 NE 121st Lane
                  Kirkland, Washington 98034
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Served as a Personnelman aboard the Providence during
                  her tour as First Fleet Flagship and then transferred to
                  Vietnam to end my tour aboard. Enjoyed being a part of her
                  crews.

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/21/2006 1:18:35pm
                  Name:Richard C. Bailey
                  E-Mail:DLoop2746@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1968-1971
                  Div/Rate:OI Division/Radarman 3rd class
                  Address:2048 Silvan Cliff Rd.
                  Vandalia, Ohio 45377
                  Phone:937-890-3693
                  Comments:Boarded ship in Japan in 1968, crossed equator on
                  return to US

 

 

 

                  Thursday 07/20/2006 12:29:50am
                  Name:Eugene Rogers
                  E-Mail:argot78@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:5th-S1C
                  Address:PO Box 583, Farmington, NH 03835
                  Phone:603-755-4586
                  Comments:Was in the gun gang aboard ship. In charge of a twin
                  mount (40mm) on the stern of the ship. Then graduated to a
                  quad mount opposite the bridge. Had the fleet admiral in my
                  gun tub many times as he scanned his fleet while in the Med.If
                  I remember correctly his name was George C Dyer.

 

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                  Sunday 07/09/2006 2:41:09am
                  Name:Lou La Salle
                  E-Mail:loulasalle@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:Dec. 1961 thru August 1964
                  Div/Rate:OI Division/STG 3
                  Address:273 Elephant Path
                  Perkasie, PA 18944
                  Phone:215 258 2357
                  Comments:Looking for old Shipmates look for to 2007 reunion.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/01/2006 2:39:12pm
                  Name:Harold Feltman
                  E-Mail:hfeltman@cableone.net
                  Date on Prov:May 1962 - June 1965
                  Div/Rate:"X" Div. PN1
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great Ship. Happy that Providence has a Web-site.
                  Will visit often to relive the memories.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 06/24/2006 10:37:26am
                  Name:Robert Cammack
                  E-Mail:bobby_cammack3@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1967 - 1968
                  Div/Rate:LCPL / USMC
                  Address:189 4th St.
                  Fond du Lac, WI 54935
                  Phone:920.517.2752
                  Comments:Would be great to renew old friendships after so many
                  years.

 

 

 

                  Friday 06/23/2006 11:01:32am
                  Name:Henry Kohlenberg
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:approx Oct63/July66
                  Div/Rate:Seaman in 1st div/SK3 in S-1
                  Address:5525w Barbara ave Glendale,AZ 85302
                  Phone:623 931-7821
                  Comments:Tying up to palm trees in Saigon and crossing the
                  equator going to Sydney

 

 

 

                  Friday 06/23/2006 1:41:22am
                  Name:Gary (Renegade) Alexander
                  E-Mail:d104wolfie.yahoo
                  Date on Prov:1963-66
                  Div/Rate:A Div
                  Address:7826 Nall St.
                  Valley Springs,Ca
                  Phone:209-786-2899
                  Comments:What a good surprise to see a web site for the best
                  ship ever. I was very lucky to be able to get employment with
                  the State of California and retired after 37+ years as a Real
                  Property Administrator (RPA). Just in case, give me a call or
                  e-mail............

 

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                  Thursday 06/22/2006 7:49:36am
                  Name:Greg Lewis
                  E-Mail:stratus97g@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:2/72 - 5/73 (if memory serves me right)
                  Div/Rate:Communications/RMSN
                  Address:2077 Pinehurst Way
                  Maryville, Illinois 62062
                  Phone:618-288-1966
                  Comments:Can't believe I hadn't tried googling for a Prov
                  website. Wow, this is like going back in time to some great
                  memories. I hope to contact some old buds.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/20/2006 9:08:39pm
                  Name:Dave Astin
                  E-Mail:clubcobbler@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:5/69-4/71
                  Div/Rate:FTG E-3
                  Address:14020 se market
                  portland, OR 97233
                  Phone:503-349-9783 cell
                  Comments:I am presently a diesel mechanic for the city transit
                  here in Portland. I also preach for a small church about 85
                  miles east in the Columbia Gorge. Betty (whom I met in
                  Portland during our trip here for Rose Festival in 69) have
                  been married for 36 years, have two kids and 2 grandsons. we
                  look forward to the reunion in 07.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/15/2006 10:11:41am
                  Name:Jim Chryst
                  E-Mail:jchryst@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:June 1966 - December 1969
                  Div/Rate:X Div - YN2
                  Address:118 Glenside Trail
                  Sparta, NJ 07871
                  Phone:973-729-6899
                  Comments:I recently joined the Naval Order, New York Chapter
                  (NOUS)

                  During a recent lunch, the former Sec Nav, John Lehman gave a
                  speech. After the lunch I met a Marine Captain, who called in
                  NGFS from the Providence, in Hue during the TET Offensive.
                  PROVIDENCE received the Navy Unit Commendation for this
                  action. He also referenced the Lynn McCormick, as providing
                  NGFS as well. I do not remember that, but am very clear on the
                  Providence support. Many rounds shot during that time.

                  Jim Chryst

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/15/2006 10:05:24am
                  Name:Jim Chryst
                  E-Mail:jchryst@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:June 1966 - December 1969
                  Div/Rate:X Div/ YN2
                  Address:118 Glenside Trail
                  Sparta, NJ 07871
                  Phone:973-729-6899
                  Comments:Just returned from a Naval Strategy Forum, at the
                  Naval War College, in Newport, RI, which the topic of
                  discussion was "changing nature of the national influence in
                  the 21st century Navy" Gave me a lot of insight into the
                  "forward Navy"

                  In the Museum was an original oil painting of the Sloop
                  PROVIDENCE, Captained by John Paul Jones, in combat against
                  the British. I contacted the artist, and will purchase a few
                  prints, for the upcoming reunion auction.

                  This Forum was hosted by the Secretary of the Navy, with
                  speeches by the CNO, and various of line commanders. A real
                  treat and very informative.

                  Fair winds

                  Jim Chryst

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/11/2006 3:56:15pm
                  Name:John Garnecky
                  E-Mail:jobfather@valornet.com
                  Date on Prov:Feb 1963 - Jun 1964
                  Div/Rate:COM7THFLT Staff
                  Address:24547 East 51st Street
                  Broken Arrow, OK 74014
                  Phone:918-284-8780
                  Comments:Trying to find some COM&THFLT staff members on board
                  PROVIDENCE or OKLAHOMA CITY. Have found Rod Harris and Sleepy
                  Babcock. Have a VA disability claim submitted and need
                  evidence of ships being in Saigon etc in 1964. Would like to
                  hear from anyone who was on staff or who has any helpful
                  suggestions in dealing with VA and evidence issues. And this
                  is a wonderful site!!!

 

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                  Thursday 06/08/2006 4:22:35pm
                  Name:RONALD P REINHARDT
                  E-Mail:RONNYSUE@VERIZON.NET
                  Date on Prov:SEP/68---MAR/70
                  Div/Rate:M DIVISION/MM3
                  Address:1725 KIRTLEY DR.

                  BRANDON, FLORIDA 33511
                  Phone:813 653 4309
                  Comments:JUST FOUND WEB SITE--IT IS REALLY WONDERFUL !!!!!!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/06/2006 7:22:51am
                  Name:Thomas M. E. Lamos
                  E-Mail:www.dreamtoday143@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1971-1973
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:2235 Tammi Ct
                  Tracy, Ca. 95377
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Monday 05/15/2006 12:05:49am
                  Name:Dennis T. Hunter
                  E-Mail:dhunter@academicplanet.com
                  Date on Prov:1960-1962
                  Div/Rate:E/ICFN
                  Address:12875 Bell Rd.
                  Batson,TX 77519
                  Phone:936-262-8247
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 05/14/2006 10:41:26am
                  Name:Greg Matuskovic
                  E-Mail:gmatuskovic@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:VF 41 squadron ,AFQ2 aboard Independenc
                  Address:Charleston, SC
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Was CLG 6 out on a WESTPAC tour in June to November
                  1965 firing her SIX inch guns into Vietnam? We were next to
                  maybe your ship. I'm looking for a pictures taken of Danang
                  Coast Line of the Monkey Mountains around August to November.

                  Thank you,

                  Greg, AQF2 VF 41
                  aboard the Independence CVA 62
                  WestPac Combat Tour 1965

 

 

 

                  Thursday 04/27/2006 3:03:19pm
                  Name:Bertrand R. Trottier
                  E-Mail:bugler@buglerusn.us
                  Date on Prov:January 1970 - March 1971
                  Div/Rate:Navigation QMB3 Ship's Bugler
                  Address:2530 Atchison St.
                  San Bernardino,
                  California 92410-1912
                  Phone:909-381-5554
                  Comments:Great ship, great crew, great memories. My regards to
                  all the fine men who served on her including the Marines who
                  have and always will have my upmost regard. It was an honor to
                  serve on the "Prov." as the last U.S. Navy Bugler. Thank you
                  and God Bless! Bert

                  Glad to have you aboard. Good Guys..if you have a chance visit
                  Bert's website at http://www.buglerusn.us/
                  Sam

 

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                  Sunday 04/23/2006 4:55:44pm
                  Name:Tommy Brumfield
                  E-Mail:ttom3119@grandenet.com
                  Date on Prov:July 64-July 65
                  Div/Rate:R SFM-3/2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Changed net provider from AOL to Grandenet.com

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/16/2006 3:57:02am
                  Name:Eugene Rogers
                  E-Mail:caddis78@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1948
                  Div/Rate:S1C
                  Address:Currently live in New Hampshire.
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Went to Bainbrige, MD for basic training and then
                  boarded the Providence in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stayed
                  aboard the ship my entir4e enlistment. Couple of trips to the
                  Med. Wound up in the 5th Division and was charged with a quad
                  mount 40MM right off the bridge. Sure would like to hear from
                  any of my former shipmates.

 

 

 

                  Friday 04/14/2006 4:19:41pm
                  Name:Rudy Pfeiffer
                  E-Mail:rpfeiffe@sciti.com
                  Date on Prov:May 1945 to june 1948
                  Div/Rate:Engineering
                  Address:2131 Hemlock Ave.
                  San Diego California 92154
                  Phone:619 423 3718
                  Comments:Surfed on in
                  Great web page Sam
                  I was a fireman when I first reported on board. At first I
                  stood switchboard watch and other fire room duties Went to the
                  battery locker and wound up halping the air dales with the
                  planes my divison officer Chief Warent Officer John Wernli
                  came to me one day with orders to Nas
                  Norfolk I had been changed to a Airdale rate. Wound up on a
                  couple of Carriers I remained in the Navy untill 1968
                  retireing as Senior Aviation Electrician Mate Chief

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/09/2006 10:33:20am
                  Name:John Mahoney
                  E-Mail:jrmvette@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:May 60 to 62
                  Div/Rate:MM3
                  Address:2408 Seven Kings Rd
                  Virginia Beach VA 23456
                  Phone:(757) 430 9198
                  Comments:I came aboard in Boston just after Recommisioning.
                  Would like to hear from old shipmates

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 03/29/2006 8:53:40pm
                  Name:Milton E. Merritt
                  E-Mail:merritt@cci-29palms.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1969 to August 1971
                  Div/Rate:Ship's Chaplain
                  Address:6215 El Comino Road
                  Post Office Box 1751
                  Twenynine Palms,CA 92277
                  Phone:760-367-4568
                  Comments:Joined Navy December 1942
                  Retired from Navy April 1976
                  -----
                  Chaplain Merritt,
                  I do remember your inspiring comments on the Chaplain's
                  Corner. Many good words to live by. I especially remember and
                  still talk about being there with you and our shipmates at the
                  historic first regular opening major league game in San Diego.
                  That event can be found on the April 1969 edition of the
                  Privateer.
                  Glad to have you aboard,
                  Sam Villa/sam@star77.com
                  Webmaster

 

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                  Tuesday 03/28/2006 10:42:23am
                  Name:David Hurley
                  E-Mail:debbie.hurley@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:USS PROVIDENCE
                  Div/Rate:USMC - MARINE DETACHMENT
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:3/26/06

                  Sam,
                  I wanted you to know so you can pass on to anyone who might
                  have known him, that David passed away here in Abilene, TX on
                  March 10. His Marine Corps years meant so much to him.
                  Debbie Hurley

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/26/2006 0:14:54am
                  Name:Tom Engle
                  E-Mail:tomgbpac@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:Sep. 59-Jan. 62
                  Div/Rate:OL and X/S1st
                  Address:4403 E. 55th.St.,Maywood,CA 90270
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Reported aboard the Providence Sep.59 at the Boston
                  Naval Shipyard. During my tour met a lot of great guys. During
                  the shakedown cruise in Cuba played some great bseball games.
                  Had a chance to see the world and realize how lucky we are to
                  live in the USA.Discharged Jan. 1962 at the Long Beach Naval
                  Shipyard as the Providence was heading back to the far east
                  for another tour. This web site brings back a lot of memories.
                  Great job.

 

 

 

                  Friday 03/24/2006 11:58:05pm
                  Name:LEROY WYMAN
                  E-Mail:LWYMAN1045@AOL.COM
                  Date on Prov:1959/1962
                  Div/Rate:S/1 OL/DIV.
                  Address:98 HUDSON CT.PALM DESERT CA.92211
                  Phone:760-779-5986
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 03/24/2006 7:46:35pm
                  Name:Michael Niell
                  E-Mail:mikeniell@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:Sept 68 - Dec 68
                  Div/Rate:3rd Div BM3
                  Address:2719 Syracuse Dr
                  Irving , TX , 75062
                  Phone:
                  Comments:What ever happened to Bos'n Craft and BM1 Jacobs?

 

 

 

                  Thursday 03/23/2006 6:17:46pm
                  Name:Carl D. Hill, Jr
                  E-Mail:sharenhill@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:07/66 to 03/69
                  Div/Rate:s-3 sn1
                  Address:14017 138th st ct kpn
                  Gig Harbor wa 98329
                  Phone:253-884-1085
                  Comments:

 

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                  Monday 03/20/2006 5:01:24pm
                  Name:Joseph E. Warren
                  E-Mail:joeandpolly@mailstation.com
                  Date on Prov:1946 - 1947
                  Div/Rate:B Division/ F1C Boilermaker Striker
                  Address:1825 Edwardian Way
                  Anniston, AL 36207
                  Phone:256-832-4032
                  Comments:This is an update on my contact information. I'd love
                  to hear from anyone that served with me.

 

 

 

                  Monday 03/20/2006 1:57:05pm
                  Name:Ron Pagliaro
                  E-Mail:ronpag@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1966 - 1970
                  Div/Rate:B than A, MM3
                  Address:4 Ridge Rd.
                  Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
                  Phone:609-965-2445
                  Comments:Proud to have served in the Navy and aboard the
                  Prov., still have memorabilia around the office. Hope to see
                  some of my shipmates at the San Diego reunion, it looks to be
                  a great event.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/12/2006 9:19:13pm
                  Name:Eugene R..Summers
                  E-Mail:twin7252@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov71 to decommisioning
                  Div/Rate:Boatswains Mate and Yeoman [Seaman]
                  Address:
                  Phone:515-238-3746
                  Comments:I remember the Providence CLG6 with fondness. I hated
                  to decommission her. I was in first div. Later went to the
                  petty officers mess.

                  I remember the night that Admiral Robinson died. I think the
                  one thing that has stayed in my mind about that night, was a
                  comment this one guy made as we stared into that dark water.
                  While I looked for survivors, this one guy said, "I hope they
                  save the mail." I turned and looked at him, and thought you
                  would not be worried about the mail if you were the one down
                  there.....

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/11/2006 11:58:18pm
                  Name:Dennis Sauro
                  E-Mail:dennissauro@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:Aug 1969 to Feb1973
                  Div/Rate:S2 / CS3
                  Address:400 Ponderosa Lane
                  Grants Pass, Or 97527
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/11/2006 3:06:49pm
                  Name:Norman Adams
                  E-Mail:naretirednow@wadsnet.com
                  Date on Prov:59-61
                  Div/Rate:Gunnery FT3
                  Address:480 Oak St.
                  Wadsorth, Ohio 44281
                  Phone:330-573-1681
                  Comments:Went to Pre-comissiong school in Norfolk and
                  comissioned in Boston. I was a plank owner. Went thru the
                  Panama Canal on the Providence

 

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                  Tuesday 03/07/2006 7:43:50pm
                  Name:Wayne Wilkeson (Wilky)
                  E-Mail:Wayne@wilkeson.net
                  Date on Prov:1960-62
                  Div/Rate:OE ET2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Just updating my Email address

 

 

 

                  Thursday 02/23/2006 5:07:05am
                  Name:Jack Reighley
                  E-Mail:reighley.ixoye@netzero.net
                  Date on Prov:11/69 - 1/70
                  Div/Rate:OI Division
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great update on the home page for the website, Sam.
                  Thanks.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 02/22/2006 4:18:07pm
                  Name:Elliot Parsowith re: Bernard Parsowith
                  E-Mail:eparsowith@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:45-48
                  Div/Rate:FFC
                  Address:3964 Souther Ridge
                  Blairsville, GA 30512
                  Phone:706-781-6356
                  Comments:Updating my email address. Posted previously in
                  11/05. My father, Bernard Parsowith served in the engine room
                  of the Providence, CL-82 toward the end of WWII. He had photos
                  of trips to Palermo, Nice, Beirut, Cairo. He loved his time
                  aboard the ship.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/12/2006 4:41:40am
                  Name:William W Rayburn
                  E-Mail:billyboy1941@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1962-1965
                  Div/Rate:OI RD-2
                  Address:16031 Beech-Daly Lot 173
                  Taylor, Michigan 48180
                  Phone:734-308-9337
                  Comments:I was there in Nam Dicharged 1965
                  Sa Francisco Hunters Point. Crossed the
                  Equator twice on board

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 02/08/2006 8:31:14am
                  Name:Henry S Cosgrove
                  E-Mail:HCosgroveclg6@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1963-1964
                  Div/Rate:supply-s3 ships service shb2
                  Address:438 jefferson st. carlstadt, new jersey.07072.
                  Phone:201-939-5747
                  Comments:my first ship,I was and still am very proud to have
                  served aboard her,have very fond memories. what a great
                  crew,if you can, try and make a reunion, we do have ball
                  together.

 

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                  Monday 02/06/2006 7:41:43am
                  Name:Jim Giovannelli
                  E-Mail:jgiovannelli@adelphia.net
                  Date on Prov:1969-1972
                  Div/Rate:CR Div. RM2
                  Address:9050 W. Warm Springs Rd.
                  Unit #1169
                  Las Vegas, Nv. 89148
                  Phone:805-479-0968
                  Comments:I have nothing but fond memories of the U.S.S.
                  Providence (CLG-6), since I spent my whole navy term of 4
                  years with her. I will never forget it.

 

 

 

                  Friday 01/20/2006 5:06:18pm
                  Name:walt cooper
                  E-Mail:wjcooper1@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:1/69-11/70
                  Div/Rate:OI RD3
                  Address:Chestnut Terrace Apts # A-6 Salem N.J.
                  Phone:
                  Comments:FIGHTING DEVIL was a great ship to be on. Have a lot
                  of good memmories of the ship & shipmates

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/19/2006 10:11:46am
                  Name:Joseph (Joe) Smith
                  E-Mail:smith6400@bellsouth.net
                  Date on Prov:precomm 59 to 61
                  Div/Rate:SN 3rd div
                  Address:122 Kelly Lane
                  Brunswick, Ga 31525
                  Phone:912 267 1767
                  Comments:Precommission in Norfolk and stayed through
                  shakedown, Panama Canal, reassigned to Topeka and discharged
                  in 61. Enlisted in US AirForce and retired in 79. Now retired
                  from Homeland Security and still in good health. (Thank God)
                  Feel free to contact at anytime. That part of my life was the
                  best. Never forget Gitmo and Gutune locks.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/19/2006 2:21:52am
                  Name:Gary Cope
                  E-Mail:COPEOK7@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:May 67 - Dec. 68
                  Div/Rate:Comseventhflt Staff, RM
                  Address:109 W. Main St.
                  Tecumseh, OK 74873
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great web site! I would like to hear from some of my
                  old buddies from the radio shack and TTY repair shop.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/18/2006 6:02:15pm
                  Name:Robert Gasper
                  E-Mail:redgasper@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1969-1971
                  Div/Rate:SM2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Best ship I ever served on! I was one of the 3 Bobs
                  they called "Red", "Davy" and "Tom".

 

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                  Thursday 01/12/2006 5:23:01pm
                  Name:William R Robinson
                  E-Mail:bill60@citynet.net
                  Date on Prov:1959 to 1961
                  Div/Rate:B div MMFN-MM3
                  Address:244 Chapman Ave
                  Spencer WV 25276
                  Phone:304-927-3751
                  Comments:Became a plankowner when I helped to put her in
                  commision.Was one of the first crew.Ran the ship's service
                  evaporators makeing fresh water.Took her to Long Beach
                  California then Brought USS Stickell back to east coast
                  with all shortimers crew.

 

 

 

                  Monday 01/09/2006 10:06:16am
                  Name:Clifford I. Homan
                  E-Mail:namoh@hvaccess.com
                  Date on Prov:1945-1949
                  Div/Rate:Communications division RM3
                  Address:54 Meadowbrook Drive
                  Kingston, NY 12401
                  Phone:(845) 336-8810
                  Comments:Went to the Providence reunion in Phoenix, Arizona in
                  2005, my first reunion. Damn sorry I didn't know about the
                  other ones or I would have attended them all. Had a great time
                  with a great group of people. Looking forward to the next one
                  in 2007 at San Diego.

                  Made three tours to the Mediterranean during my stint and
                  loved them all. Great ship with fond memories. Looking forward
                  to hearing from anyone from my time periods who can remember
                  the hillarious times we had.

 

 

 

                  Friday 01/06/2006 11:02:35am
                  Name:Donald K. Bathurst
                  E-Mail:batdk@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:Sept. 1959 - Jan. 1963
                  Div/Rate:E/ EM 2
                  Address:120 Bathurst Heights
                  Howard Pa. 16841
                  Phone:814 355 5802
                  Comments:Plank Owner CLG 6

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/26/2005 6:31:43pm
                  Name:Rudolph Pfeiffer ( Rudy)
                  E-Mail:rpfeiffe@sciti.com
                  Date on Prov:1946- 1948
                  Div/Rate:Fireman 1st/E Div
                  Address:2131 Hemlock Ave\
                  San Diego
                  California 92154
                  Phone:619 423 3718
                  Comments:I just today found this great web site. It is great
                  going through all the photo's and trying to find any one that
                  I might know. I intend to join the Providence Association.
                  I was in charge of the battery locker aboard Prov and then I
                  was transfered to a CVE and changed my rate to aviation
                  electrican mate. I retired in 1968 as a E8. A great web site
                  Happy Holidays to one and all!!!!

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/26/2005 8:48:43am
                  Name:Kenneth Skaggs
                  E-Mail:mm2usn3@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:4/72 to 2/73
                  Div/Rate:M Div/MM3
                  Address:5700 N. Knoll #2004
                  San Antonio, TX 78240
                  Phone:2103678117
                  Comments:Sam you have built a great site. I just paged thru
                  and had a few laughs and a couple of tears. The last WESTPAC
                  was awesome. When the HELO "accident" occured I remember MM3
                  Army running into the M Division berth area yelling "ABANDON
                  SHIP! ABANDON SHIP!" He then proceeded to jump up (he was
                  short) and released all the gas masks from the overhead! I was
                  laughing so hard I didn't remember where my GQ station was!
                  Smooth sailing Shipmates! I still want to know who stenciled
                  the water buffalo on the 6" mount! LOL

 

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                  Sunday 12/25/2005 8:23:07pm
                  Name:David H. Thomas
                  E-Mail:davethomas4070@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:April 64 to ???
                  Div/Rate:COM7THFLT Musician
                  Address:
                  Phone:440-279-3340
                  Comments:Providence was my first ship...was aboard from April
                  1964 until we shifted to the Okie City

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/24/2005 8:45:01pm
                  Name:Earnshaw, Spencer T. %22Ernie%22
                  E-Mail:wackernie@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:2/62--9/63
                  Div/Rate:1st/Fox SN
                  Address:PO Box 282
                  Loleta, CA

                  95551-0282
                  Phone:(707) 733-5212
                  Comments:I was barely 18 when I came aboard when
                  the Providence was still in drydock--I remember the 1st missle
                  launch during
                  sea trials before WestPac deployment and
                  how it seemed like it was gonna come back and fly right up our
                  ass!! Did too
                  much mess-cooking, but all in all my mem
                  ories are good ones--trips to Hong Kong,
                  getting to take leave to stay with family friends in
                  Singapore, and of
                  course the crossing of the equator enroute to Singapore. I
                  know who the
                  "Phantom Polliwog" is, and I'm taking it
                  to the grave!!

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/24/2005 1:17:06pm
                  Name:Kenneth Wright
                  E-Mail:pawpawken@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:April 1963 to December 1968
                  Div/Rate:E Division /EMFA to EM1
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My first ship and probably the best in my 22 years in
                  the Navy. Retired in 1984 as CWO.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/24/2005 5:54:13am
                  Name:Sten Nelson
                  E-Mail:srnjr@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:72-DECOM
                  Div/Rate:OI / Seaman
                  Address:
                  Phone:508-378-0558
                  Comments:To all my fellow Shipmates and past Crews of the USS
                  Providence, here's wishing you all safe and Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

                  Friday 12/23/2005 3:46:00pm
                  Name:Norbert E. Aubrey Jr.
                  E-Mail:CarNor@att.net
                  Date on Prov:13-FEB-1967 to 3-AUG-1968
                  Div/Rate:Capt. USN Ret. Commanding Officer
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Sure was nice to find this site. I was quite
                  surprised to see photos of myself that I did not know existed!

 

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                  Saturday 12/17/2005 7:23:50am
                  Name:DANIEL DAVIS
                  E-Mail:DANIELDAVIS9841@HOTMAIL.COM
                  Date on Prov:OCT-70 THRU MARCH-73
                  Div/Rate:MARINE DETACHMENT-CORPORAL
                  Address:9841 84TH. AVE. ZEELAND, MI 49464
                  Phone:616-895-5197
                  Comments:I WAS HAPPY TO SEE A WEB SITE ABOUT THE PROVIDENCE
                  AND ALL THE OLD SHIP MATES. IT'S REWARDING TO LOOK BACK AND
                  REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY CAREER. AND TO THINK ABOUT EVERYONE
                  THAT YOU SERVED WITH AND ALL THE MEMORIES IT BRINGS BACK. WILL
                  ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR TIME IN VIETNAM AND CAN'T HELP BUT THINK
                  OF ALL THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE PROTECTING OUR
                  FREEDOM TODAY. ONE LAST THING YOU DONE A GREAT JOB ON THIS
                  SITE SAM. THANK-YOU.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/15/2005 11:03:23am
                  Name:Bob Berger
                  E-Mail:pepere@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:May 1960 to June 1963
                  Div/Rate:OR Divsion/7th fleet flag----RM2
                  Address:Bob Berger
                  225 Mountain View Drive
                  Holyoke, Mass. 01040-1365
                  Phone:413 5365963
                  Comments:I have been looking for this site for a long
                  time...Found it by accident..I came aboard when we left
                  Boston,Mass and headed to our new homeport in Long Beach,
                  Calif.. I have quite a few ship's newsletter when I was aboard
                  and the cruise books..I sure have a lot of memories aboard
                  her...I sure would like to hear from anyone who was aboard her
                  when I was there....Thanks....Bob

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/12/2005 10:11:18am
                  Name:THEODORE LYNN
                  E-Mail:THEODORELYNN@COMCAST.NET
                  Date on Prov:1959 TO JAN 1962
                  Div/Rate:S-3 DIV. SH-3
                  Address:75 IVY ST NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. 02763
                  Phone:508-699-4393
                  Comments:I WAS IN THE COBBLER SHOP,TAILOR SHOP,AND RAN THE
                  GEDUNK.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/04/2005 3:16:48am
                  Name:jerald Sirois
                  E-Mail:tigerpaw@gwi.net
                  Date on Prov:62-66
                  Div/Rate:boat div en 2
                  Address:Jerald Sirois
                  19 field ST
                  Millinocket,Maine 04462
                  Phone:207-723-4494
                  Comments:Email address on online roster is the same as above.
                  sv

 

 

 

                  Saturday 11/26/2005 4:38:06am
                  Name:Elliot Parsowith re: Bernard Parsowith
                  E-Mail:rvbikerel@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1945-48
                  Div/Rate:Fireman First Class
                  Address:3964 Souther Ridge
                  Blairsville, GA 30512
                  Phone:706-781-6356
                  Comments:I am the son of Bernard Parsowith who served on the
                  Providence near the end of WWII. He served in the engine room
                  for his tour, and is now deceased. He spoke very highly of his
                  service aboard this fine ship. Great Web site.
                  Elliot,
                  Thanks for contacting us. Your dad will be placed in the USS
                  Providnece Memorial. We thank him for his service to our
                  country.
                  Fair winds to you,
                  Sam..Webmaster

 

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                  Monday 11/21/2005 2:43:22pm
                  Name:Debbie (Smith) Meredith
                  E-Mail:ddmeredith@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:20 Maple Ridge rd Gorham Maine,04038
                  Phone:207-222-2100
                  Comments:I am Ashley R Smiths daughter He served from 1965 to
                  69 on the Providence I think his rank was MR3 the paper I have
                  is a little hard to read Thank you so much for this site it
                  has been very helpful to me so far and hopefully more so in
                  the future I also would like to thank Marvin for all his
                  effort as well.I would also like to ask if anyone knows how I
                  could get a copy of his cruise book.
                  Debbie,
                  You can enjoy the Cruise Book on the Providence website
                  located on the menu page.
                  Fair winds,
                  Sam...webmaster

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 11/16/2005 1:11:08pm
                  Name:marvin woodbury
                  E-Mail:woodburymarvin@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:e-7 us army
                  Address:po box 613 freeport maine 04032
                  Phone:1-207-865-0445
                  Comments:just wanted you guys to know that one of my dear
                  friends and one of your crew passed away back in 1-3-79 his
                  name was ashley r smith he was killed in a work related dead
                  and now his daughter is looking around for info on her dad she
                  was three when he died so any help you guys can give her iam
                  sure it will help fill in some of the voids in her life you
                  can share your stories with her or me her address is deborah
                  meredith 20 maple ridge rd gorham maine 04038 or e-mail them
                  to me woodburymarvin@yahoo.com thanks marvin.i served in
                  vietnam from 1966-69

                  Marvin..Do you have any dates when he served aboard Providence
                  and maybe his rate. Ashley will be added to our Memorial..he
                  is in good company...and thank you for your service..........
                  Sam..Webmaster

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/13/2005 2:25:53am
                  Name:Fred Choate
                  E-Mail:unomascerveza@myway.com
                  Date on Prov:1962-1964
                  Div/Rate:M Div / MM3
                  Address:1776 Hiway 59
                  Cleveland, Tx
                  77327
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I would not take anything for the time I spent
                  onboard. I am currently a VFW Post Commander and enjoying it.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 11/05/2005 4:40:46pm
                  Name:SHARON DOWST
                  E-Mail:pugarewski@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1944-1947
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:323 S. ALDENVILLE
                  COVINA, CA. 91723
                  Phone:626-966-4857
                  Comments:I AM THE WIFE OF ROBERT J. DOWST OF SALEM MASS. I
                  BELIEVE THAT HE SERVED ON THE U.S.S. PROVIDENCE SOMETIME
                  BETWEEN 1944 & 1947 POSSIBLY AS AN AVIATION MECHANIC. HE IS
                  TERMINALLY ILL & HE NEVER REALLY DISCUSSED MUCH OF THE DETAILS
                  OF HIS MILITARY LIFE WITH ME JUST CURSORY INFORMATION ABOUT
                  BEING IN
                  THE MEDITERREAN & VISITING SICILY, ITALY, GREECE & TURKEY. I
                  WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL
                  ME AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.
                  FOLLOW-UP: November 12, 2005
                  Dear Sam,
                  Again I thank you for the kind words from you regarding Bob's
                  passing. I have visited both sites along with our daughter
                  Shelley & we appreciate the remembrances. You have added to
                  the wonderful memories we have of our husband & father.
                  Regards
                  Sharon & Shelley Dowst

 

 

 

                  Sunday 10/30/2005 7:29:27am
                  Name:Lyn Lopez
                  E-Mail:Hueco66@MSN.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1970 - March 1972
                  Div/Rate:X division PN2
                  Address:1816 Pine St.
                  Clearwater, Fl. 33764
                  Phone:727 442 4226 or 727 278 3587
                  Comments:Great site - hope to hear from some people I served
                  with

 

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                  Tuesday 10/18/2005 9:34:39pm
                  Name:Holli L. Combs
                  E-Mail:holli022@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:none
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I am the proud This sight is beautiful. I am the
                  proud grand-daughter of a veteran who once sailed the seas on
                  the Providence.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/15/2005 11:49:59am
                  Name:Jack McCaleb
                  E-Mail:mmccaleb@correllinc.com
                  Date on Prov:70' -72'
                  Div/Rate:%22G%22 Division CWO-3
                  Address:6400 Dublin Road
                  Scranton, AR 72863
                  Phone:479-938-2251
                  Comments:Great Sight!!

 

 

 

                  Monday 10/03/2005 11:52:24am
                  Name:Russell P. Stanley
                  E-Mail:RL Stanley 2 @ aol.com
                  Date on Prov:Aug 59 - Sept 61
                  Div/Rate:M-MMFN--MM3
                  Address:N. 504 Vista Rd. Spokane Wa. 99212
                  Phone:1-509-928-2784
                  Comments:Assigned Summer of 59 and stayed thru Fall of 61.
                  Plankowner from the East to the West Coasts.Helped put her
                  through shakedown and then through the Panama Canal and on to
                  Longbeach also to WestPac and back.Would enjoy hearing from
                  any shipmates.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/01/2005 7:33:16pm
                  Name:John Mostellak
                  E-Mail:lrhause@kuhncom.net
                  Date on Prov:1945
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:19 Scrafford St
                  Shippensburg, Pa., 17257
                  Phone:
                  Comments:John is a friend of mine who I take care of and he
                  always talks about the days on board the Providence,
                  L-Cruiser. His Commander was named Ramsey. My e-mail is there
                  so I may let him know about anyone else who is alive and
                  wishes to talk to him. Thanks You Larry N. Hause ret-army

 

 

 

                  Sunday 09/18/2005 4:04:23pm
                  Name:Allen Schmidt
                  E-Mail:Aschmdt3@cox.net
                  Date on Prov:Jan '66 Oct '67
                  Div/Rate:X division E3
                  Address:11249 E. Quarry Trail
                  Scottsdale, AZ 85262
                  Phone:480 451 4964
                  Comments:Was at a reunion yesterday in AZ. Plan to be at next
                  one in San Diego.

 

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                  Thursday 09/08/2005 1:23:27am
                  Name:Samuel Saenz
                  E-Mail:smsaenz@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:9/60-9/62
                  Div/Rate:X Division, PN3
                  Address:1813 San Jacinto, Victoria,TX.77901
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great website. Hope to see shipmates I served with,
                  at the reunion!.,sam.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 09/01/2005 0:10:53am
                  Name:MUC Robert Owen Grindle, USN, Ret.
                  E-Mail:RGrin39867@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:March 1967 through October 1968
                  Div/Rate:Flag Allowance PAO -- COMSEVENTHFLTBAND
                  Address:MUC Robert O. Grindle, USN, Ret
                  10429 19th Ave. SE
                  Unit B
                  Everett, WA 98208-4261
                  Phone:425.337.4407
                  Comments:Made me Cry!! Where's Captain Aubrey?
                  I am doing well and will turn 60 this month. And again will
                  retire, this time from the US Postal Service in 2007. Damn was
                  it hot down in Yankee Station with no A/C. Sure had fun
                  playing Pinochale in the mess decks after the movie or if the
                  movie was a piece of you know what we would play cards anyway.
                  Does anyone know how I can GET the 1968 cruise book, "Wood and
                  Iron". Mine burned in a fire long ago. Best cruise book ever,
                  as we all took the pictures and Harry did the wonderful
                  illustrations. God bless all who read these remarks and if you
                  knew me, please write me an e-mail.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/24/2005 10:04:55pm
                  Name:DAVIS LEAR, JR
                  E-Mail:dplenterprize@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:3/69 TO 11/69
                  Div/Rate:OL DIV/BM 2ND CLASS
                  Address:39341 ROUX LANE
                  PALMDALE, CA 93551
                  Phone:818-370-3152
                  Comments:BEST DUTY STATION I SERVED ON OUT OF 4 ASSIGNMENTS IN
                  MY 4 YEAR CAREER.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 08/20/2005 11:23:30am
                  Name:Joe "Rocky" Markiewicz
                  E-Mail:keogolf2@excite.com
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:CR/OC/7th Fleet Radio
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great duty station..Took the Prov from Sdiego to
                  Yokosuka to relieve the Okie City in 1966...checking to see if
                  there is anyone that I remember being stationed with while on
                  the Prov..Ran around with crazy bunch that crossed over from
                  the OK city radio as well as some 1st Div BM's..finally
                  retired in 1984 as RMCS...

 

 

 

                  Friday 08/12/2005 1:02:32pm
                  Name:Dan Verver
                  E-Mail:dverver@lmhco.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov ' 66 thru April '70
                  Div/Rate:Commissary S-2 / CS-2
                  Address:10202 West 70th Drive
                  Arvada, Colorado 80004
                  Phone:303-420-3748
                  Comments:Those were the days. Just finished going through the
                  Guestbook; found people from S-2 before and after I was aboard
                  but none during. Great web site. Found out about it through my
                  friend Dan Dennis. Not sure if I can make the upcoming
                  reunion. Can it really be 35 years since I got out?

 

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                  Saturday 07/09/2005 7:34:58pm
                  Name:John Hurman
                  E-Mail:jahurman@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:71-decomm
                  Div/Rate:sn-2nd div/T div
                  Address:1530 Palm Court
                  Pasadena, Md. 21122
                  Phone:443-838-3290
                  Comments:In 2nd div. for final west pac. Transferred to T div.
                  Great crew!

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/01/2005 1:17:40pm
                  Name:Dennis Travelstead
                  E-Mail:charden@npgcable.com
                  Date on Prov:july 59 to june 62
                  Div/Rate:E DIV EM2
                  Address:1598 McCULLOCH BLVD SOUTH
                  LAKE HAVASU CITY,AZ.86406
                  Phone:928-453-9019
                  Comments:UP DATEING MY EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

 

                  Friday 06/24/2005 10:40:06am
                  Name:Wally Van Selow
                  E-Mail:annmarievan@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:1961-64
                  Div/Rate:2nd and S1
                  Address:1528 Straton Way, The Villages Fl 32162
                  Phone:352-751-2482
                  Comments:The Providence was a great ship, she was my first of
                  7. Retired in 83 as CWO4. Would like to hear from anyone who
                  was onboard at the same time.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 06/22/2005 11:25:13am
                  Name:Earl J. Santillanes
                  E-Mail:sntllne@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1972-1973
                  Div/Rate:3rd div,e-2
                  Address:7120 Settlement Way NW
                  Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
                  Phone:505.898.6744
                  Comments:Looking for a friend, Richard Roediger was in same
                  division,also Raul Alvarez(gunners mate) from El Paso, Tx.
                  Also looking for west-pac cruise book.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/21/2005 8:03:20pm
                  Name:Tom Good
                  E-Mail:low2highfreq@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:2/72 - decomm
                  Div/Rate:CR/RM3
                  Address:HAMPTON, VA
                  Phone:757-303-8863
                  Comments:Just got done looking at all 108 pages of this guest
                  book. Saw alot of names and tried to email a few but all got
                  bounced back. So I thought I better come back in and update my
                  e-mail address so if anyone may want to drop a hello email
                  they can.

                  Sam again great site keep up to great work.

 

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                  Monday 06/20/2005 8:48:28am
                  Name:Howard Doc Watson
                  E-Mail:srkrisjordan@excite.com
                  Date on Prov:1971-1972
                  Div/Rate:RMCS-E-8 career counselor
                  Address:4538 Talmadge Court
                  Annandale, VA 22003
                  Phone:703 256-4556
                  Comments:I am writing for my dad. He would love to hear from
                  any of his old shipmates. Thanks.

 

 

 

                  Monday 06/20/2005 7:32:19am
                  Name:gustavson John(gus)
                  E-Mail:gustavson56@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:june 1969-1972
                  Div/Rate:r division SF1
                  Address:
                  Phone:951-837-1486
                  Comments:worked for a dca named joe pratte was some of the
                  best duty i had while in the navy

 

 

 

                  Monday 06/20/2005 7:29:48am
                  Name:gustavson John(gus)
                  E-Mail:gustavson56@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:june 1969-1972
                  Div/Rate:r division SF1
                  Address:
                  Phone:951-837-1486
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 06/17/2005 4:55:09pm
                  Name:Joseph E. Warren
                  E-Mail:joeandpolly@mailstation.com
                  Date on Prov:June 1946-Late 1947
                  Div/Rate:B/fireman 1st class(BM Striker
                  Address:2444 Newborn St. anniston Al. 36201
                  Phone:256-237-6888
                  Comments:was on CL-82 from june of 46 till late 47 then served
                  on USS Hopi ATF-71 from late 47 till 48

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/12/2005 1:40:23pm
                  Name:Donald Richard
                  E-Mail:don240@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:approx. June 26, 1946 - April 21, 1948
                  Div/Rate:Seaman (Storekeeper) USN
                  Address:240 Main St.
                  Imlay City, MI 48444-1147
                  Phone:810.724.9245
                  Comments:I have submitted this info for my father. I know he
                  would like to hear from shipmates who remember him.

 

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                  Monday 05/30/2005 9:21:41am
                  Name:Colin Carnegie
                  E-Mail:ccarnegie@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:Oct. 59 to July 62
                  Div/Rate:6Th Div. GS3
                  Address:845 St Andrews Way
                  Eagle Point, OR 97524
                  Phone:541-830-8840
                  Comments:Great Web-Site. Just wanted to update my e-mail
                  address

 

 

 

                  Friday 05/20/2005 7:12:49pm
                  Name:Benedict Wallace Smith
                  E-Mail:stepsofaa@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1966 to 1967
                  Div/Rate:4th Division
                  Address:629 D Ave
                  National City, CA
                  Phone:619-477-0340
                  Comments:Alot of good times in Japan and other ports. But
                  mostly being a shellback. Like to hear from other shipmates

 

 

 

                  Thursday 05/19/2005 10:34:56am
                  Name:Larry D.Christlieb/QM3
                  E-Mail:larry9932@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:No Date
                  Div/Rate:QM3/ USSMontrose APA212
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I'm The brother of Robert Christlieb MM1 1959/1960 to
                  inform all former shipmates of his death @11:10Am Tues May
                  17,2005.May he rest in peace.Thanks for the memories.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 05/11/2005 2:14:59pm
                  Name:Sten Nelson
                  E-Mail:srnjr@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:72- Decom
                  Div/Rate:OI Seamen
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:This site brought back lots of memories during a
                  stressful time in our lives. Is anybody from OI div. out
                  there?
                  OLONGAPOE CITY HERE WE COME!
                  Everybody take care

 

 

 

                  Saturday 04/30/2005 4:49:34pm
                  Name:Stephen Fafard
                  E-Mail:stevesr8@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1966
                  Div/Rate:FN
                  Address:North Smithfield, RI
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I was aboard the Providence for a short time in 1966,
                  then transfered to the Brinkley Bass DD-887 at Long Beach. And
                  served aboard her in Vietnam. Seperated in Jan. 1968.

 

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                  Tuesday 04/19/2005 8:48:22pm
                  Name:Spencer T. "Ernie" Earnshaw
                  E-Mail:wackernie@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Feb '62 -- Sept '63
                  Div/Rate:1st Div-E-2 -- FoxDiv-E-3
                  Address:PO Box 282
                  Loleta, CA
                  95551-0282
                  Phone:(707) 733-5212
                  Comments:Many memories--does anyone remember the
                  MARDIV 50-mile hike while crossing the
                  equator enroute Singapore in '63. Also
                  looking for Kaminski, LCPL (I think) a-
                  board '61--'6? Also-looking for a cruisebook from '62-'62
                  WestPac cruise
                  lost mine in a fire.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 04/19/2005 4:21:54pm
                  Name:Bernard L. Snipes (Buddy)
                  E-Mail:conn1@plateau.net
                  Date on Prov:1963
                  Div/Rate:Engineering Fireman
                  Address:3813 Nancy Lopez Dr.
                  Clovis, New Mexico
                  Phone:505 763 4328
                  Comments:Crossed the Equator in 1963
                  Worked in foreward engine room

 

 

 

                  Monday 04/18/2005 9:43:02pm
                  Name:George R. Bristol
                  E-Mail:beebusters@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:Jan 61 to Jan 65
                  Div/Rate:Fox Div - FTG-2
                  Address:PO Box 660
                  Pescadero, CA
                  94060-0660
                  Phone:e-mail me and I'll supply it
                  Comments:Found out about this site from a USS Hancock sailor
                  and he told me to check it out. I plan on contacting those who
                  have requested something I can help with as soon as time
                  allows. Sorry for being so late to arrive. 40 years is a long
                  time gone.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 03/31/2005 1:07:32pm
                  Name:C.O.Smith
                  E-Mail:smith_c26@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:15May 1945 to 30 June 1946 (Plank Owner
                  Div/Rate:"I" Division Radarman 3/c
                  Address:3255 Mercer Lane
                  San Diego, CA, 92122
                  Phone:(858) 442 8639
                  Comments:Served on CL-82 from commissioning until return from
                  Europe June 46. Left for discharge. Worked at North Island at
                  the Naval Aviation Depot and used to see Providence as a
                  missile cruiser almost every day. Sorry I never went aboard.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/26/2005 8:52:36pm
                  Name:George Elliott
                  E-Mail:TortugaLSD26@AOL.com
                  Date on Prov:Nov 61 - Nov 64
                  Div/Rate:B-Div / BT3
                  Address:672 T-Bone Road Wichita Falls, TX 76310
                  Phone:940-691-0811
                  Comments:Great website! Glad I found it. I worked in after
                  fireroom...would like to hear from any ship mates from my time
                  (61-64) or any other. I lost my cruise book in
                  transit...Please let me know if anyone knows where/how/or if I
                  might get a replacement for 61-64 WESPAC Cruise.

 

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                  Saturday 03/26/2005 11:44:38am
                  Name:Jerry L. Dimond
                  E-Mail:jdimond@verizon.net
                  Date on Prov:1965-1966-1967
                  Div/Rate:USMC
                  Address:412 W. 21ST PLACE
                  KENNEWICK, WA 99337
                  Phone:509-582-9114
                  Comments:Updating my email address:
                  This is a great website and has brought a lot of folks back
                  together email, phone and regular mail.

 

 

 

                  Friday 03/25/2005 8:16:22pm
                  Name:James S. Raat
                  E-Mail:KittyHawksfp3
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:51 Glenwood apt 3
                  Bangor, Maine 04401
                  Phone:207-945-3080
                  Comments:My father (James E. Raat Lt. USNR)was there from May
                  1944 to Late 1945. Dad died 3 July 1967. Need to talk to
                  anyone that may have of known him.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 03/23/2005 10:23:26am
                  Name:J. R. Williams, III
                  E-Mail:jr_williams@mhbt.com
                  Date on Prov:1967-69
                  Div/Rate:3rd and X division/SN
                  Address:P.O. Box 470473
                  Fort Worth, TX 76147-0473
                  Phone:817-996-9556
                  Comments:Great Website Sam!
                  Hard to believe it has been nearly forty years!

                  Would love to know status of BM1 White and CDR. Walters.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/20/2005 2:42:25pm
                  Name:Omer L. Lepine
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:Sep-1946 to May-148
                  Div/Rate:Deck-Div / Seaman
                  Address:Dracut, MA
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Deceased Jan-04

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/19/2005 8:34:16am
                  Name:James Angstadt
                  E-Mail:jaaka2519@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:Sept. 1959-July 1961
                  Div/Rate:EM3
                  Address:2519 Cleveland Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Would like to receive e-mail from anyone who might
                  have been aboard during 1959-1961

 

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                  Sunday 03/13/2005 12:57:12am
                  Name:Gene H.Hanlin
                  E-Mail:thetenor@exis.net
                  Date on Prov:late 1946 - decom. 1949
                  Div/Rate:A Div. MM2
                  Address:236 73rd Street
                  Virginia Beach, VA 23451
                  Phone:757.491.4151
                  Comments:Sam, you're great. You brought back a ton of
                  memories. Also, I enjoyed the reunion in Buffalo in 2004 and
                  look forward to Phoenix in 2005.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 03/08/2005 6:16:58pm
                  Name:Leslie Manning
                  E-Mail:lmannin1@rochester.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:1966-1968
                  Div/Rate:1st & supply 3
                  Address:358 Ripplewood Dr.
                  Rochester,NY
                  Phone:585-739-5993 cell
                  Comments:Like to here from the deck force 1st div, supply
                  division

 

 

 

                  Saturday 02/26/2005 10:29:07am
                  Name:Tom Wire
                  E-Mail:tomwire@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1964- March 1966
                  Div/Rate:SK3
                  Address:17 North Kenyon St.
                  Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My first ship after 2yrs shore duty in Japan. Had a
                  great time in Frisco while she was in dry dock and !st fleet
                  flag ship in San Diego. Seeing pictiures of her again brought
                  back a lot of good memories. Good shipmates.
                  Great job on the website Sam. Thanks

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 02/16/2005 11:57:39am
                  Name:Monroe Hak
                  E-Mail:fmhak@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1963-1965
                  Div/Rate:cs div. sm 3
                  Address:2405 Jamestown Dr. Birmingham,Al. 35226
                  Phone:205-823-3113
                  Comments:I would like to hear from any of the cs div. guys.
                  Does anyone know what happened to PF Benavidez ,EW Crossland
                  or FL Johnson all were in cs div.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/13/2005 1:25:25pm
                  Name:Lelon Rich
                  E-Mail:lelonrich@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:1968-1970
                  Div/Rate:M Div. MM3
                  Address:1935 Alcott
                  Tulare, Ca 93274
                  Phone:559-686-1935
                  Comments:Great time on the Flag Ship. Did a lot of good
                  things.Will talk to anybody in M Div. Aft engine room.

 

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                  Friday 02/04/2005 11:09:33am
                  Name:Brice Borland
                  E-Mail:blyleb@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:On OK City
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:5805 Cedar
                  Raytown Mo. 64133
                  Phone:816-358-9954
                  Comments:I am looking for GE Parker and J Robertson . They
                  were BM 's on the Providence 67 and 68.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/29/2005 2:57:11pm
                  Name:James Niski (Lowe) Capt USNR(Ret)
                  E-Mail:jtlowe@swbell.net
                  Date on Prov:June 1968-June 1970
                  Div/Rate:First Lt Weapons Dept
                  Address:5506 Alamosa Lane
                  Spring,Tx 77379
                  Phone:281 376-8717
                  Comments:Thanks for designing this great website
                  I had my name changed to Lowe after leaving active duty. I
                  have had a long career in the Navy Reserve and retired as a
                  Captain in 1998.I am looking forward to contacting some of my
                  shipmates.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/29/2005 2:36:46pm
                  Name:Bill Zaiser
                  E-Mail:bzaiser@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:06/60 - 12/62
                  Div/Rate:FT3
                  Address:4341 Worth Drive East
                  Jacksonville, FL 32207
                  Phone:904-367-1894
                  Comments:I'm updating my e-mail address. I was in Fox
                  division, mostly in the missile computer room. I remember all
                  the great times aboard ship and in port. I took my leave while
                  the ship was in Yokosuka so I could see Japan, travelling all
                  over by train. I'm glad I had the opportunity. It sure was
                  great when the yen was fixed at 360 to the dollar-- do you
                  remember that?

                  Thanks, Sam, for all your work keeping up this web site and
                  keeping the memories alive.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/26/2005 8:31:39pm
                  Name:William Haufler
                  E-Mail:daddybill43@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1963/1966
                  Div/Rate:CR/RM3
                  Address:195 Austin Creek Rd.
                  Cazadero, CA 95421
                  Phone:707-865-1801
                  Comments:Great site...Looking for old radioman buddies...Just
                  updating e-mail address. Miss the good old days of the Far
                  East when we were young and dumb. Spent time in Korea in 1993
                  as a civilian working with the Army. Far East hasn't changed
                  much...

 

 

 

                  Monday 01/24/2005 6:11:19pm
                  Name:James Howland
                  E-Mail:howlandjimh@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:July, 1964-July, 1966
                  Div/Rate:USMC
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:From Yokusuka to Long Beach to San Francisco to San
                  Diego. A great 2 years.

 

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                  Sunday 01/23/2005 3:22:50pm
                  Name:Robert L Hayes
                  E-Mail:RHayes13@austin.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:1966 to 1970
                  Div/Rate:FM FTM2
                  Address:207 Moccasin Canyon
                  Cedar Creek, TX 78612
                  Phone:512-332-0969
                  Comments:I served aboard the USS Providence from April/May
                  of'66 until October of '70 at which time I returned to
                  civilian life.I remember all the great times and the wonderful
                  ports of call we visited. While aviation has always be my
                  first love I do miss the sea and those crystal clear nights,
                  except when it was raining. I am currently the Chief Pilot/Mgr
                  for a company in Austin, TX. If anyone from FM or T Division
                  should happen to see this I would welcome an e-mail or phone
                  call.

                  Yall take care.

                  Bob Hayes

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/20/2005 2:25:41pm
                  Name:Ron Travis
                  E-Mail:rxlneverneverlk@ak.net
                  Date on Prov:1962-1964
                  Div/Rate:B/ MM3
                  Address:PoB 520116
                  Big Lake Alaska 99652
                  Phone:907-892-6097
                  Comments:I have a claim with the vets for asbestoeses, they
                  have denied my claim because by related civilian occupation
                  was listed as refegeration mech.?? I worked in the Boiler room
                  running generators and in the evaporators. Does anyone
                  remember?? or had similar experiences. Would appriciate a note
                  if you do..

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/12/2005 8:44:41am
                  Name:Harry Doyle Gantt
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:1946-1947
                  Div/Rate:SN 1st class
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:4 years active - Deceased 2000

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/06/2005 8:52:52am
                  Name:Donald Greenaway
                  E-Mail:phidhead@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:Jan 70 to Decom
                  Div/Rate:1st and 3rd
                  Address:San Diego
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Retired Navy and civil service.
                  Best Ship, Best Crew.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 01/02/2005 12:57:34am
                  Name:bill cashman
                  E-Mail:wrc723@stellarnet.com
                  Date on Prov:62-63
                  Div/Rate:stg2
                  Address:bill cashman 300 13 ave se apt42 devils lake nd 58301
                  Phone:701 662 6317
                  Comments:was a sonarman on clg 6 they took sonar dome off in
                  63 and xfered the sts

 

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                  Sunday 12/19/2004 5:16:59pm
                  Name:Monte Smith
                  E-Mail:monte_jolyn@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1970-1971
                  Div/Rate:Weapons Office Yeoman
                  Address:Tulsa, OK
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Excellent job on the web site!
                  I started out in the missle div at Hunters Point and was moved
                  to the weapons office when the ship was docked at North Island
                  NAS in San Diego.

 

 

 

                  Friday 12/10/2004 9:31:18am
                  Name:Lou La Salle
                  E-Mail:loulasalle@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:12/61 thru 8/64
                  Div/Rate:OI Div. STG3
                  Address:93 Gallmeier Rd
                  Frenchtown, NJ 08825
                  Phone:909 399 7199
                  Comments:A great Ship and a great time in WestPac

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 12/07/2004 4:50:08pm
                  Name:Steven M. Manley
                  E-Mail:ssm11326@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:9/25/68-10/27/69
                  Div/Rate:A Div/MM3
                  Address:San Diego, CA
                  Phone:
                  Comments:At your request, your name and email address have
                  been added to the roster.
                  Welcome aboard,
                  Sam
                  Webmaster

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/28/2004 7:47:44am
                  Name:Jim Barbookles
                  E-Mail:jimb4928@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1967-1970
                  Div/Rate:OI div./RD2
                  Address:19 highwood lane
                  Ipswich, MA 01938
                  Phone:978-356-6217
                  Comments:Looking for CIC Radar crew.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 11/16/2004 2:55:31am
                  Name:Samuel Johnson
                  E-Mail:sjohnson10@new.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:1965-1967
                  Div/Rate:R/E3
                  Address:4622 crooked creek ln
                  Oneida, wi 54155
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I have 3 boys the oldest is a MD the 2nd is a Dentist
                  and the third has a masters and is applying to Law Scool.
                  I am a Plant Manager at Milprint in Denmark Wi. and have been
                  married for 35 years.

 

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                  Monday 11/01/2004 10:19:41pm
                  Name:Louis Hernandez
                  E-Mail:loborider1@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1960-1962
                  Div/Rate:SN3
                  Address:Tucson, AZ
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great website! I came on board right outa boot camp.
                  Missed the Prov in Boston, then Brooklyn. Finally caught her
                  in Gitmo on a glorious sunny day. Went through shakedown
                  cruise, and great memories of Providence, RI, Houston,
                  Charleston, Panama Canal to Long Beach. I had the pleasure of
                  playing on the ships band during that time. Then it was off to
                  WestPac. Lots of memories that I will never forget.
                  Smooth sailing to all!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 10/26/2004 4:47:22pm
                  Name:DENNIS ROLLS
                  E-Mail:DANDJINAZ@CITLINK.NET
                  Date on Prov:4-63 1-65
                  Div/Rate:A div EN-4
                  Address:4000 TIERRA VISTA DR
                  Lake Havasu City AZ 86406
                  Phone:928 505 5288
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/16/2004 8:44:27pm
                  Name:Steve Timar
                  E-Mail:stevetimar@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1959-1961
                  Div/Rate:OI - RD3
                  Address:11847 Bayless St.
                  Moreno Valley CA 92557
                  Phone:951-247-1760
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/16/2004 10:05:03am
                  Name:Robert E Lee Jr
                  E-Mail:leeabob@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:October 1967-November 1968
                  Div/Rate:ETN3
                  Address:2404 Oak Hill Rd
                  Barrington, Illinois 60010
                  Phone:
                  Comments:This site brings back memories of youth, great times,
                  difficult times and life lessons learned which still serve me
                  today. This site is about passion, teamwork and friendship.
                  Great job!

 

 

 

                  Thursday 10/07/2004 9:21:44pm
                  Name:Bertrand R. Trottier, Jr.
                  E-Mail:des9er@adelphia.net
                  Date on Prov:1970-71
                  Div/Rate:'N' Div. QMB3
                  Address:2530 W. Atchison St.
                  San Bernardino, California
                  92410
                  Phone:909-381-5554
                  Comments:Nice to find this site. I came aboard the
                  'Providence' after decomissioning the USS New Jersey, BB-62. I
                  continued my duties as Bugler and finally made QM3 after being
                  "quoted" twice. Capt. McWethy called me a QMB3, a rate not
                  used since 1947. Upon leaving the USS Providence, I became, as
                  I've been told, the last Bugler in the US Navy. This was
                  recently confirmed last week (Sept 28-Oct 2, 2004)at the USS
                  New Jersey Veterans Reunion. I miss the Navigation crew on the
                  "Prov". Great bunch of guys, good memories. Thanks!
                  Bertrand Trottier

                  Bertrand's website can be found at
                  www.buglerusn.us
                  Glad to have you aboard....sv

 

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                  Sunday 10/03/2004 8:12:45am
                  Name:DAVID E. BRUEGGEMAN
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:1962-1964
                  Div/Rate:A. / DIV. MR / FN
                  Address:401 S. PENN AVENUE APT. 606
                  INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS 67301
                  Phone:( 620) 331-1507
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 09/26/2004 9:39:40am
                  Name:TERRIE HINSON
                  E-Mail:terriehinson55@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:MY FATHER IN-LAW-6-48----MAR/APR 49
                  Div/Rate:SIGNALMAN-CL82
                  Address:4650 PEACHTREE RD-LOT ONE
                  MYRTLE BEACH,SC
                  Phone:843-236-1575
                  Comments:FOR JAMES HINSON,PUTTING TOGETHER MEMORABILITY FOR
                  HIM,PICTURES,STORIES OR WHATEVER YOU CAN SHARE WOULD BE A
                  GREAT HELP. HE WAS A SIGNALMAN FOR THE USS PROVIDENCE JUNE
                  1948 - MARCH OR APRIL 1949. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT SERVED
                  OUR GREAT COUNTRY TO KEEP US SAFE.

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/20/2004 7:28:15am
                  Name:William Gaupp
                  E-Mail:wgaupp@wctc.net
                  Date on Prov:1970 thru decom
                  Div/Rate:S3 SN
                  Address:13968 Serenity Trail Nekoosa Wisconsin 54457
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Looking through this site brought back alot of
                  memories. I even got out my cruise book and looked through it
                  to associate some of the names to faces. Being one of the
                  "gedunk" operators I have probaly meet everyone at one time or
                  another, I'll check back on this often.

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/13/2004 5:11:07pm
                  Name:Richard A J Hite
                  E-Mail:poboy16@juno.com
                  Date on Prov:1959 ----1962 Plankower
                  Div/Rate:Fox Div/ FT3
                  Address:2905 Sulgrave Ave Baltimore,Maryland
                  Phone:410-578-1630
                  Comments:Memories, precom/school in Norfolk Va,flying to the
                  Providence in Boston, mass,Gtmo,and going thru the Panama
                  Canal on our way to Long Beach, Ca.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/11/2004 9:15:47pm
                  Name:Thomas West
                  E-Mail:twest13@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:7july59-18Sept61
                  Div/Rate:A to B to A Fn-EN3
                  Address:170 West Dunne Av Morgan Hill ,CA. 95037-4938
                  Phone:Day408-426-1031,night 408-778-4572
                  Comments:Sam a job well done Sure brought a hole lot of
                  memories some good some not so good but the good far outweight
                  the bad.

 

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                  Wednesday 09/08/2004 12:31:49am
                  Name:John J Johnson
                  E-Mail:JH8JO.AOL.COM
                  Date on Prov:Nov61- Aug64
                  Div/Rate:OI div RDSN
                  Address:1004 Bracken Fern Dr.
                  New Bern,North Carolina 28560
                  Phone:252-633-4170
                  Comments:I recently retired and moved to North Carolina
                  thought i would update my guest book info.Hope everyone is OK.
                  Sure would like to hear from some of my old shipmates.Swapped
                  e-mail with Bill Putzke Mar-Det and Ed Nunes OI-DIV recently
                  would like to hear from others. How about it??. Fine years on
                  the PROV.and a great bunch of guys i served with. Calm seas to
                  all. J.J.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 09/01/2004 9:48:27pm
                  Name:john gustavson
                  E-Mail:gustavson56@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:1969 to 1972
                  Div/Rate:r division SF1
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:looking for any one who may know the where abouts of
                  a lcdr joe pratte who was the dca on prov

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/25/2004 12:06:20am
                  Name:Samuel Saenz
                  E-Mail:smsaenz@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:9/60 - 8/62
                  Div/Rate:X Division, SA,SN,PN3
                  Address:1813 San Jacinto.,Victoria, TX. 77901
                  Phone:361-578-6344
                  Comments:Great Site. New e-mail address is;
                  smsaenz@sbcglobal.net. Hope to hear from shipmates.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 08/19/2004 1:45:58pm
                  Name:Quentin Risher (RISH)
                  E-Mail:rish710@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1959 to 1960
                  Div/Rate:OI DIV. RD2 (PLANKOWNWER)
                  Address:710 Chandler St. Tewksbury Ma. 01876
                  Phone:978-851-6939
                  Comments:I was aboard for the Comissionig in 1959. Then we
                  went to Gitmo for shakedown. Then on to Rosie roads in Puerto
                  Rico for Missle Range work with live aircraft, (Banshee Jet
                  Drones).
                  We took the ship through the Panma Canal
                  and onto Coasta Rica for some Liberty and then to Long Beach.
                  I still have my Plankowners Cruise book from 1960.
                  That was alot of fun! Looking for other
                  PLANKOWNERS! Iwas in the Tonkin Gulf in 67-68, onboard the
                  U.S.S. New (DD-818), we saw the Provie then It brought back
                  memeories!!!!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 08/17/2004 7:02:15pm
                  Name:GARY L. DAVIS
                  E-Mail:gldavis.m-14@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Prov:04-68 to 10-69
                  Div/Rate:2nd DIVISION SEAMAN
                  Address:4217 VINEYARD RD
                  KANSAS CITY, MO 64130
                  Phone:816-924-7170
                  Comments:I AM LOOKING FOR A USS- PROVIDENCE SHIP PATCH

 

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                  Tuesday 07/27/2004 3:31:00pm
                  Name:John D Griffin
                  E-Mail:jgriffin@mail.arc.nasa.gov
                  Date on Prov:1966 - 1968
                  Div/Rate:OI / RD3
                  Address:
                  Phone:(408) 249-8209
                  Comments:Hello Providence Men,

                  What a great walk down memory lane. I see a several names from
                  my two years on board Providence. I was in OI division during
                  the WestPac tour of 66 through 68 and have many memories of
                  that time. We were pretty young and it was a great adventure.
                  I came home to the US in August and didn't stay aboard for the
                  Australia trip. I imagine I missed a good one, but I had had
                  enough at the time. Great web site and thanks for the
memories.

 

 

 

                  Monday 07/26/2004 8:33:08pm
                  Name:James L Measom
                  E-Mail:jlmdm2@sfcn.org
                  Date on Prov:Jan 1946 to JUly 1946
                  Div/Rate:A Div. MoMM 3/c
                  Address:335 No 600 East
                  Spanish Fork, Utah, 84660
                  Phone:(801) 798-3132
                  Comments:I enjoy browsing the site. Brings back many memories.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/24/2004 3:16:40am
                  Name:Tom Bridges
                  E-Mail:niap@earthlink.net
                  Date on Prov:1967
                  Div/Rate:X Division
                  Address:413 South Montana
                  Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
                  Phone:605-996-8501
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/09/2004 6:36:51pm
                  Name:Ronnie Winters
                  E-Mail:oldgolfer011@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:66-70
                  Div/Rate:GMM3 T-Div
                  Address:6507 Sayle St. Greenville,Tx. 75402
                  Phone:903-450-4456
                  Comments:This is my new email address.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/06/2004 5:07:33pm
                  Name:Thomas Garringer
                  E-Mail:garring1@netzero.com
                  Date on Prov:64-66
                  Div/Rate:OL&OI
                  Address:2400 Rosswood Dr.
                  Rio Rancho, NM 87124
                  Phone:(505)896-1300
                  Comments:I was aboard in OL div. and OI div.,alot of memories

 

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                  Wednesday 06/23/2004 5:31:17pm
                  Name:Paul Johnson
                  E-Mail:pbjohns@sacto.net
                  Date on Prov:11/66 3/68
                  Div/Rate:2nd Div. SM , OE Div. ET Striker
                  Address:Sacramento CA.
                  Phone:916-681-0791
                  Comments:My first SHIP ,fantastic ride,went to ET school/ 2nd
                  duty station SRF, Yokosuka Japan, ET "c" school/ 3rd station,
                  USS Force (MSO-445), #2 boat to go into Hiphong harbor, Ship
                  sank 4/17/74,on the way back to Guam.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 06/12/2004 7:44:25am
                  Name:Stephen A. Fisher
                  E-Mail:shipops@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:3/63 - 3/65
                  Div/Rate:Marine Detachment
                  Address:4033 Oak Drive
                  Chesapeake, VA 23321
                  Phone:757.484.5977
                  Comments:Signed on several times, see more Marines, most just
                  before or after my tour. This two year tour was not my last at
                  sea. I did pick up the name Kingfish, which followed me for
                  many years after. Served on the GUADACANAL for 40 months, the
                  BOXER (LPH-4), and the SAIPAN for 2 years. Retired in 1979,
                  and I am in my 45th year of Government Service. I see several
                  former shipmates are here in the Norfolk, VA area. Norfolk has
                  really changed over the years. Might be a good place for a
                  reunion.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/03/2004 4:37:52pm
                  Name:WILLIAM (BILL) SNAY
                  E-Mail:SNAY1@BELLSOUTH.NET
                  Date on Prov:1966-1969
                  Div/Rate:GENERATORS/MM3
                  Address:301 CROOKEDRIDGE CT
                  ORANGE PARK,FL 32065
                  Phone:904-298-0808
                  Comments:CHANGED ADDRESSES, WHAT A GREAT SITE ALOT OF MEMORIES
                  AND OLD FRIENDS..HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL..MANY THANKS..

 

 

 

                  Sunday 05/30/2004 11:04:05am
                  Name:Denis D Lomax
                  E-Mail:dlomax@tampabay.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:June 65 to Apr 68
                  Div/Rate:3rd Div & Fire Control Missles
                  Address:5562 4th Ave N.
                  St. Petersburg, FL
                  33710
                  Phone:727/347-3105
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 05/29/2004 5:43:53pm
                  Name:Joseph (Joe) Nelson
                  E-Mail:jnelson@flybynightaviation.com
                  Date on Prov:4-71 until She was Decommissioned
                  Div/Rate:X Div PH-3
                  Address:P.O. Box 628
                  Hereford, AZ. 85615
                  Phone:520-378-1178
                  Comments:She was a great ship and a BIG part of my early adult
                  life. Look forward to hearing from some of you.

 

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                  Thursday 05/06/2004 1:07:43pm
                  Name:Joseph Turk
                  E-Mail:jturk@midsouth.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:1961 - 1962
                  Div/Rate:Fox/SO1
                  Address:4299 High Plains Road
                  Bartlett, TN 38135-0409
                  Phone:901-372-1443
                  Comments:Came aboard in September 1961 to honcho installation
                  of AN/SQS-23 sonar suite at Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, CA.
                  Transferred in October 1962 due to removal of sonar dome in
                  Yokosuka. COMSEVENTHFLT ordered removal of dome due to
                  increased draft and subsequent problems with in-port mooring.
                  Drydocking was in the schedule anyway as the sonar transducer
                  in the dome needed to be replaced. Major problem occurred
                  during visit to Sapporo, Japan when ship had to anchor in the
                  roadstead instead of mooring pierside. Intend to submit
                  article regarding sonar installation in near future. There
                  were only about 6 or 7 sonarmen aboard in those days. Spent 28
                  years on active duty and retired as LCDR-LDO. Presently
                  Director of QA for a DoD contractor with complete retirement
                  in the near future.

 

 

 

                  Monday 05/03/2004 4:50:23pm
                  Name:Louis Goldman
                  E-Mail:Louisylvia@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:1945
                  Div/Rate:SKD 3 class
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I am looking for information on what happend on the
                  ship @ Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.In August/september of 45'. I was
                  injured when we were shooting at sleeves. I was knocked
                  unconcious. When I woke up I was in sick bay. If you have any
                  info please respond. Thank you All very much

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 04/28/2004 1:31:47pm
                  Name:Ronald Turner
                  E-Mail:None
                  Date on Prov:1946 to 1947
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:309 Oxford Dr, Glen Burnie, Md 21061
                  Phone:410-766-7867
                  Comments:anyone who served during this period contact me.

 

 

 

                  Monday 04/05/2004 11:20:47am
                  Name:FLORIAN "OZZIE" OSREDKAR
                  E-Mail:engineering@benkoproducts.com
                  Date on Prov:NOV 1966-AUGUST
                  Div/Rate:FTM3/FM DIVISION
                  Address:20420 MILLER AVE.
                  EUCLID, OH 44119
                  Phone:(216) 486-5245
                  Comments:PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABOARD THE PROV. THOSE YEARS WERE
                  AMONG THE BEST IN MY LIFE AND THE MEMORIES OF THEM WILL REMAIN
                  FOREVER. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY FM-DIV OR OI-DIV
                  SHIPMATES FROM THOSE YEARS. MY DEEP GRATITUDE GOES TO SAM, OUR
                  WEB MASTER WHOSE EFFORTS HAVE ADDED SO MUCH TO THE ENJOYMENT
                  OF THE MEMORIES FROM THOSE GREAT DAYS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MY
                  SHIPMATES.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/21/2004 5:26:08pm
                  Name:ALBERT F. MYERS
                  E-Mail:SARGEMAJ1@NETZERO.COM
                  Date on Prov:1959 THRU 1961
                  Div/Rate:%22M%22 DIV MM2
                  Address:HC 1 BOX 130
                  THORNHURST, PA 18424-9312
                  Phone:570-842-4871
                  Comments:PUT IN COMMISSION IN SEPTEMBER 1959 AND SERVED ON
                  PROVIDENCE TILL OCT 1961. MADE THREE CRUISES; FIRST TO GITMO
                  AND THEN TO WEST COAST AND THEN TO JAPAN. ENJOYED ALL THE TIME
                  I SERVED ABOARD PROVIDENCE. WORKED IN ENGINE ROOM AS A FIREMAN
                  TILL I MADE MACHINIST MATE 2ND CLASS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM
                  OLD SHIPMATES.
                  GOD BLESS,
                  AL MYERS MM2

 

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                  Thursday 03/18/2004 7:57:36pm
                  Name:Mark Hulet
                  E-Mail:mowk@yahoo.com
                  Date on Prov:1969
                  Div/Rate:Flag/AG3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great job Sam! I worked in the weather office for
                  some great guys-CDR Melton & AG1 Morris (and of course
                  COMFIRSTFLT).
                  Best memories are the liberty at Sea Fair & the Rose Festival.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 03/03/2004 10:55:46am
                  Name:patrick mcgough
                  E-Mail:patbb63@webtv.net
                  Date on Prov:may 1948 to august 1948
                  Div/Rate:radio shack seaman 1st
                  Address:
                  patrick mcgough 1 summit st dallas pa 18612
                  Phone:570 675 1410
                  Comments:boarded may 1948 right out of radio school. made the
                  cruise to the med and enjoyed seeing france, greece and italy
                  left the ship and a lot of friends in august 1948 and went to
                  the uss missouri bb63 till dec 51 discharge time!!!

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/29/2004 8:45:39am
                  Name:John Dillman
                  E-Mail:JackBonus@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:8 months of 1969
                  Div/Rate:A Gang EN3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:One thing I remember is don't throw a cigarette butt
                  over the side as you will be painting the side when getting in
                  port

 

 

 

                  Saturday 02/28/2004 1:06:52am
                  Name:Ron Rhoades
                  E-Mail:ronr81@proaxis.com
                  Date on Prov:Oct 69 to April 70
                  Div/Rate:Deck Ape
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I look back on those great moments on the deck
                  force...

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/28/2004 1:16:29pm
                  Name:Harry Bennert, MD
                  E-Mail:hbenner1@maine.rr.com
                  Date on Prov:July 1967 to July 1969
                  Div/Rate:LCDR (MC) USNR
                  Address:22 Stormy Brook Road
                  Falmouth, Maine 04105
                  Phone:207 781 5640
                  Comments:It was an honor and privilege to serve aboard
                  PROVIDENCE. It was a great"town" and I truly enjoyed being the
                  town doctor. This is a great website! Hope to get to the
                  reunion in Buffalo.

 

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                  Tuesday 01/27/2004 4:52:42pm
                  Name:Victor J. Muzio
                  E-Mail:Tube-steak@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:1961 - 1963
                  Div/Rate:A Division - MR3
                  Address:1510 Cervato Drive
                  Alamo, CA 94507
                  Phone:(925) 937-7358
                  Comments:I was very proud to have served aboard the USS
                  Providence CLG-6 during her flag ship cruise to Westpac. As
                  far as I am concerned, she was probably the finest war ship
                  and flag ship of the US Navy at that time. I would like to
                  send my best regards to all my old shipmates who I served
with.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 01/25/2004 2:49:33pm
                  Name:Earl J. Santillanes
                  E-Mail:jem_58@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:May 72- Feb 73
                  Div/Rate:3rd division (Deckape) e-2
                  Address:7120 Settlement Way NW
                  Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
                  Phone:505 922-1267
                  Comments:The best web site in the world. Looking for buddy
                  Richard Roediger, who moved to the Uss Oklahoma after decomm.
                  Also looking for a West Pac cruise book willing to pay.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/24/2004 8:59:19pm
                  Name:Phil Ragsdale
                  E-Mail:slodaddy51@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:april71-june 73
                  Div/Rate:Opertions.......radarman
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:what great memories.....but at the time we didn't
                  think so........a salute to my shipmates during a tough time
                  in our lives........lots of love to you all "Rags" .......

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/10/2004 6:45:44pm
                  Name:Diemand, Kim
                  E-Mail:diemandk@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:8/72 - 4/73
                  Div/Rate:MarDet / L/Cpl.
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/07/2004 12:39:11am
                  Name:Kenneth Weaver
                  E-Mail:boats19@juno.com
                  Date on Prov:1948
                  Div/Rate:Radar/AS
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Made Med. cruise after which the Providence was
                  decommissioned at Boston and I transfered to the USS Strong,
                  Jan. 1949

 

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                  Wednesday 12/31/2003 6:28:53am
                  Name:Thomas HADDEN
                  E-Mail:tomlindahadd@cyou.com
                  Date on Prov:8/59 to 8/61
                  Div/Rate:OR Div RM3/2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Plank Owner--CLG6

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/24/2003 1:43:58pm
                  Name:John D. Armstrong
                  E-Mail:ana@mtaonline.net
                  Date on Prov:62-63
                  Div/Rate:Flag/CTR1
                  Address:PO Box 870186
                  Wasilla, Alaska 99687
                  Phone:Off the Hook
                  Comments:This is a great Website... You do great work Sam..!

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/21/2003 9:25:20am
                  Name:mahar thomas r
                  E-Mail:no
                  Date on Prov:1946-1948
                  Div/Rate:4th s/2(coxswain of starboard whaleboat)
                  Address:30 cascade new hartford new york 13413
                  Phone:315 732-4750
                  Comments:looking for picture of starboard whaleboat with
                  providence emblem on canvas canopy(1947-1948) 2nd article is
                  lapel of providence emblem *tel ph collect

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 12/16/2003 12:24:41am
                  Name:Julian T. (Matt) Matthews
                  E-Mail:Juliantmat@msn.com
                  Date on Prov:
                  Div/Rate:IFDS
                  Address:
                  Phone:702-270-3727
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Monday 12/08/2003 6:11:41pm
                  Name:William (Bill) Price
                  E-Mail:Pricestatmed@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1946-1949
                  Div/Rate:Medical, Phar Mate 2nd class
                  Address:10940 West Ruth Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345

                  after March 2004 will be:
                  7737 North 185th Ave
                  Waddell, AZ 85355
                  Phone:623 815 8018
                  Comments:This web site is great, Stumbled on to it while
                  surfing the web. Would like to attend the Reunion in June
                  2004. Anybody remember me, please contact. Did not see many
                  from the CL 82 days.

 

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                  Friday 12/05/2003 6:59:59pm
                  Name:Terry Johnson
                  E-Mail:tpjo@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:9/61-10/62
                  Div/Rate:Fox/SOGSN
                  Address:1929 Christopher Ct. SE
                  Rochester MN 55904
                  Phone:507-951-7855
                  Comments:Just changing my E-Mail address
                  and phone #
                  I see a couple of old shipmates have
                  logged on.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/04/2003 2:49:15pm
                  Name:C.G. Caywood
                  E-Mail:ccaywood@kanokla.net
                  Date on Prov:1962-63
                  Div/Rate:SN
                  Address:C.G. Caywood 107 S. Caldwell Rd Milan, Ks 67105
                  Phone:620-434-5364 or 620-326-1358
                  Comments:I am searching for photos.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/03/2003 12:39:18am
                  Name:Joseph Turk
                  E-Mail:jturk@midsouth.com
                  Date on Prov:1962-1963
                  Div/Rate:Fox - SO1
                  Address:4299 High Plains Road
                  Bartlett, TN 38135-0409
                  Phone:901-372-1443
                  Comments:Ordered aboard during sonar installation at LBNSY and
                  during WESTPAC deployment. COMSEVENTHFLT had transducer and
                  dome removed because additional draft prevented mooring at
                  piers in several foreign countries. Great duty.

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/28/2003 12:50:55am
                  Name:Louis McConnell ( Mac )
                  E-Mail:llmmccnnll@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:January 1964- July 1967
                  Div/Rate:SN serving 3rd boat and 1st divison
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great learning experience, Great crew, Good friends,
                  Plenty of travel, I feel the time spent on Yankee Station and
                  the gun line in Nam, was beneficial to other branches of
                  service men and women serving on land and in country

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/21/2003 8:53:24pm
                  Name:RANDY D. VOLLMAR
                  E-Mail:pvollmar@wcnet.org
                  Date on Prov:JULY 4 1972/ Decommissioned
                  Div/Rate:MARINE DETACHMENT CORPORAL
                  Address:RANDY D. VOLLMAR
                  4634 COUNTY ROAD 85
                  GIBSONBURG, OHIO 43431
                  Phone:419-637-2001
                  Comments:WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PROV.
                  WAS AWARDED MEDAL WISE FROM 72/73?

 

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                  Sunday 11/16/2003 5:25:46am
                  Name:Mike Aubrey
                  E-Mail:oldgreybeard@charter.net
                  Date on Prov:1945/46
                  Div/Rate:
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Very good site,really enjoyed looking it over. My dad
                  served on board in 45/46 and was on the Med cruise when he got
                  injured in Greece. I am looking for anyone who may have served
                  with him. My dad's name is Wilfred Aubrey.

 

 

 

                  Monday 11/10/2003 10:51:53am
                  Name:BILL PUTZKE
                  E-Mail:billp89122@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:1962 thru 64
                  Div/Rate:MARINE DETACHMENT
                  Address:6420 E. TROPICANA AVE
                  LAS VEGAS, NV. 89122-7546
                  Phone:
                  Comments:I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE 50 MILE HIKE
                  AROUND THE SHIP.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/09/2003 9:01:09pm
                  Name:Robert Christlieb
                  E-Mail:refertec@juno.com
                  Date on Prov:59-60
                  Div/Rate:M
                  Address:1300 Denver
                  Wichita,Ks 67219
                  Phone:1-316-744-0431
                  Comments:e-mail address change

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/02/2003 5:48:45pm
                  Name:Monroe Hak
                  E-Mail:fmhak@hotmail.com
                  Date on Prov:63-64
                  Div/Rate:SM- 3
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 10/30/2003 10:05:52am
                  Name:Ed Rice
                  E-Mail:edrice@ebicom.net
                  Date on Prov:Oct. 1971- Jan 1973
                  Div/Rate:GMG3
                  Address:P.O. Box 1116
                  West Point, MS 39773
                  Phone:662-494-2549
                  Comments:

 

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                  Tuesday 10/21/2003 3:54:30pm
                  Name:Thomas Skrabacz
                  E-Mail:tbone5054@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:May 1972
                  Div/Rate:RM3/Flag staff
                  Address:6150 West Tillen Rd
                  Boston, New York 14025
                  Phone:716-941-5485
                  Comments:Looking for help in filing claim with
                  VA for tinnitus (ringing sounds both ears).I believe it was
                  caused from firing of 5inch gun mount and 6inch turret.Any
                  help will do, I'll reciprocate regarding same. Thanks. I
                  enjoy site very much.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 10/14/2003 8:27:58am
                  Name:Phliete Goodman
                  E-Mail:peanddcgood@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:June 47 thru June 49
                  Div/Rate:RM3
                  Address:4425 Buttonbush Glen Dr.
                  Louisville,Ky.40241
                  502 426 8267

                  3792 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
                  Jensen Beach. Fl. 34957
                  772 225 6528
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Great job on the site Sam. Would like to here from
                  some of my old shipmates, however I have surfed the roster and
                  do not see any from my division. Not too many from CL82.Thanks
                  again

 

 

 

                  Sunday 10/12/2003 7:52:57pm
                  Name:Terry Johnson
                  E-Mail:tpj.1@netzero.net
                  Date on Prov:sept. 61 to oct.62
                  Div/Rate:SOGSN
                  Address:Ninteen twentynine Christopher CT. SE
                  Rochester,MN 55904
                  Phone:507 282 8670
                  Comments:I've been looking for any of my old shipmates
                  ,especially from the sonar
                  crew. Anyone know the whereabouts of
                  Jay Johnson From somewhere in Arkansas.
                  Lots of great memories from the westpac
                  cruise in 62.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/11/2003 7:02:36am
                  Name:Stephen A. Szabo
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:Sep. 46'-Sep. 47'
                  Div/Rate:F S/First Class Gunnery Office
                  Address:125 Live Oak Lane Largo Fl. 33706
                  Phone:727-559-7701
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 10/10/2003 6:57:30pm
                  Name:BILL CASHMAN
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:62 63
                  Div/Rate:OPS ST2
                  Address:DEVILS LAKE ND
                  Phone:701 662 6317
                  Comments:HOME PORTED IN YOKO

 

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                  Thursday 10/09/2003 5:34:25pm
                  Name:Bob Goss
                  E-Mail:gossmont@midrivers.com
                  Date on Prov:January, 1965 to June, 1967
                  Div/Rate:FG-(FTG-3)
                  Address:411 11th Ave. Sw
                  Sidney, MT 59270
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 10/09/2003 4:36:17am
                  Name:Victor Troutman
                  E-Mail:vmtroutman@comcast.net
                  Date on Prov:July 1961 thru October 1964
                  Div/Rate:RM3
                  Address:5881 Mabley Hill Rd
                  Fenton, MI 48430
                  Phone:810-632-4830
                  Comments:Many memories - Dry Dock - Seattle shake down -
                  Westpac Cruise - Hope to join everyone at the next reunion -
                  email me anytime.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 10/07/2003 10:44:43am
                  Name:Don Cester
                  E-Mail:donald.cester@beale.af.mil
                  Date on Prov:oct66 - jan 69
                  Div/Rate:N div. Qm3
                  Address:282 Arden Av
                  Yuba City, Cal 95993
                  Phone:(530) 671-7764
                  Comments:What a great way to grow from a boy to a man.(
                  acually still not there yet) but had a great time with great
                  people. and a great way to see te world. Live on "Fighting
                  Devil"

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/29/2003 2:46:27pm
                  Name:GARY RICHINS
                  E-Mail:THEAVOGT@EARTHLINK.NET
                  Date on Prov:60-61
                  Div/Rate:FN
                  Address:555N 400W #12 CENTERVILLE UTAH 84014
                  Phone:801 397 0446
                  Comments:I LOGED IN BEFORE BUT HAVE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS

 

 

 

                  Sunday 09/28/2003 5:03:52pm
                  Name:JOHN MURRAY
                  E-Mail:jmmurray2@fedex.com
                  Date on Prov:01/65 to 11/68
                  Div/Rate:QM3
                  Address:1539 ROWE LANE. DELAND, FLA. 32720
                  Phone:386-738-9866
                  Comments:VERY/VERY FOND MEMORIES OF THE PROV.

 

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                  Friday 09/26/2003 5:00:43pm
                  Name:Les Neidig
                  E-Mail:able1@abletodoit.com
                  Date on Prov:7/65 - 6/67
                  Div/Rate:R-DIV/DC-3
                  Address:137 Carol Drive
                  Washington Boro, PA 17582
                  Phone:717-872-9076
                  Comments:Noticed my name missing from roster???

                  Had a great time on board. Would do again if asked.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 09/14/2003 10:12:07am
                  Name:Lynn Hollyfield McClain
                  E-Mail:lynnhmcclain@aol.com
                  Date on Prov:(Father) 1967 until his illness in 1969
                  Div/Rate:CAPT
                  Address:Alexandria, VA
                  Phone:
                  Comments:My Father, CAPT E.E. Hollyfield, Jr. was CO until his
                  illness in 1969. He died of a brain tumor in Sept., 1970.

 

 

 

                  Friday 09/12/2003 8:52:23am
                  Name:Henry Kohlenberg
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Prov:United States Ship Providence
                  Div/Rate:StoreKeeper
                  Address:5525 W. Barbara Avenue
                  Glendale, Arizona 85302
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 09/11/2003 3:21:22pm
                  Name:Charles A. Hannah
                  E-Mail:ahannah@nwol.net
                  Date on Prov:1966 thru 1969
                  Div/Rate:B. Div. MM 3rd Class
                  Address:2022 Wyoming St.
                  Pecos,Texas 79772
                  Phone:(432) 447 -2847
                  Comments:My son found this web site. I can't wait to see how
                  many people I can remember. Keep up the good work.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 09/11/2003 11:39:12am
                  Name:Tommy Kirchner
                  E-Mail:tommy.l.kirchner@dhs.gov
                  Date on Prov:Dec 66 through Oct 67
                  Div/Rate:Flag Allowance TAD to OE Div.
                  Address:Kingsville, Texas
                  Phone:361-592-6469
                  Comments:Crossdecked from Ok City. Was glad to help out in OE
                  Division. A lot of years later retired as CWO-4

 

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                  Tuesday 09/09/2003 3:23:53pm
                  Name:Willard A. Grose
                  E-Mail:ardellgrose@netscape.com
                  Date on Prov:nov 61 - oct 64
                  Div/Rate:fox ftg2
                  Address:
                  Phone:
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 09/09/2003 3:17:37pm
                  Name:Robert Michael BLOOD
                  E-Mail:res069zh@gte.net
                  Date on Prov:Dec '63 - Sep '66
                  Div/Rate:OE Div/ ETN3
                  Address:11830 - 36th Ave SE
                  Everett, WA 98208
                  Phone:
                  Comments:Anyone know what became of Lt. Ken Foster?

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/06/2003 9:19:47am
                  Name:BARTHOLD
                  E-Mail:BBARSTOOL@AOL.COM
                  Date on Prov:59-60
                  Div/Rate:E DIV,EM2
                  Address:JOHN BARTHOLD,105 CALDWELL ST.,TERRA ALTA ,WV.26764
                  Phone:304/789-5045
                  Comments:I PUT HER IN COMMISION.I PROBABLY WAS THE BIGGEST
                  BABY EVER ADOPTED,IF ANYONE CAN REMEMBER.WE HAD A SHOP IN THE
                  MARINE QTRS,IN A VENT ROOM.HAD A GOOD BUNCH OF FELLOWS TO WORK
                  WITH.

 

 

 

                  Monday 09/01/2003 1:47:41pm
                  Name:Warren A. Messick III
                  E-Mail:vwmessick@localline.com
                  Date on Prov:1968-70
                  Div/Rate:GMMC
                  Address:22 N Delphi Road
                  Rossville IN 46065
                  Phone:(765) 379-2127
                  Comments:Atta boy, Sam - best website I've seen for any ship
                  I've checked out.

                  If Gunner Worley ever checks, e-mail or phone me.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 08/28/2003 5:28:05pm
                  Name:Harold G. Thompson
                  E-Mail:harold@agerholm-dd826.com
                  Date on Prov:Agerholm 1949-52
                  Div/Rate:QM2
                  Address:
                  Phone:770/493-7648
                  Comments:Sam: Picked up your site from your visit to our site
                  What a beautiful and user friendly site you have here. You
                  guys look like a BB to our DD. Keep up the good work and God
                  bless your crew.
                  Harold G. Thompson, President USS Agerholm DD826 Association.

 

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                  Tuesday 08/26/2003 9:31:57am
                  Name:JOHN J JOHNSON
                  E-Mail:JH8JO.AOL.COM
                  Date on Providence:NOV61-AUG64
                  Division/Rate:OI/RDSN
                  Mailing Address:JOHN J JOHNSON 80HOSNER MT.RD.#46 HOPEWELL
                  JCT. N.Y.
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:JUST CAME ONTO THIS WEB. HOPE TO BE ABLE TO FIND SOME
                  CREW I SERVED WITH.WAS A GREAT SHIP AND ENJOYED SERVING ON
                  BOARD.MANY FOND MEMORIES. THANKS TO SAM WE HAVE A TERRIFIC WEB
                  TO CHECK UP ON WHATS NEW. CALM WATERS TO ALL HOPE TO SEE YOU
                  AT THE REUNION 2004. J.J.

 

 

 

                  Monday 08/25/2003 4:43:55pm
                  Name:Frederick Swartz
                  E-Mail:fswartz@woh.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:07/Oct/64 To 07/July/65
                  Division/Rate:FA-Aft boiler room
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Addresshttp://fswartz@woh.rr.com
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Monday 08/25/2003 9:50:51am
                  Name:Joe Markiewicz
                  E-Mail:keogolf2@excite.com
                  Date on Providence:1966-1969
                  Division/Rate:OC/RM
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Loved the PROV...have great memories of Japan, HK and
                  the rest of the far east...
                  Not sure if I remember all the shipmates that I was stationed
                  with on board..

 

 

 

                  Friday 08/22/2003 4:12:00pm
                  Name:Frank Bales
                  E-Mail:frank_bales@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1/68 to 6/70
                  Division/Rate:COMSEVENTHFLT (FA) & Captain's Office YN
                  Mailing Address:PO Box 23
                  Kimmell, IN 46760
                  Phone:260-635-2122
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Swapped to ship's company when PROVIDENCE returned to
                  States at the end of 1968.

 

 

 

                  Friday 08/15/2003 5:35:42pm
                  Name:Wallace R. Pakutz
                  E-Mail:wallsisg@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1968/1969
                  Division/Rate:M Division
                  Mailing Address:164 Shannon Rd.
                  Renfrew, Pa.
                  16053
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

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                  Thursday 08/07/2003 8:34:03am
                  Name:Tommy R. Brumfield
                  E-Mail:Ttom3119@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:July 1965
                  Division/Rate:R-Division SFM2
                  Mailing Address:1814 Seine Dr.
                  Corpus Christi, TX 78412
                  Phone:361-991-3505
                  Your Website Addresshttp://Ttom3119@aol.com
                  Comments:Just an update of my current E-mail address.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 08/05/2003 9:55:00pm
                  Name:William Graulty
                  E-Mail:rdgraulty@cs.com
                  Date on Providence:Comissioning to late 1946?
                  Division/Rate:5th division, LtJG
                  Mailing Address:8019 Dakota Ave
                  Chanhassen, MN 55317
                  Phone:612 220-4373
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I am posting this to try to find anyone who served on
                  the Providence during the period my dad did. He passed away in
                  May of 1991. I am looking for anyone who may remember him or
                  can relate stories that will give me insight into life aboard
                  ship. He did the med cruise to escort the Turkish ambassador's
                  remains to Turkey. Any help would be appreciated!

 

 

 

                  Sunday 07/27/2003 10:42:16am
                  Name:Bill Letourneau
                  E-Mail:bletourneau@charter.net
                  Date on Providence:1/69 - 3/70
                  Division/Rate:E/FN
                  Mailing Address:513 Surrey Ct
                  Richland, WA 99352
                  Phone:509-375-1975
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/18/2003 7:52:59pm
                  Name:Tom Good
                  E-Mail:low2highfreq@earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:2/72 to DECOMM
                  Division/Rate:CR01/RM3
                  Mailing Address:31 Rotherham Lane
                  Hampton, VA 23666
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:First of all GREAT web site...Thanks for some real
                  memories. Prov was my first ship and still talk about her
                  today. Have some slides and photos of the 72 tour if you would
                  like to post in the photo gallery.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/15/2003 1:07:23pm
                  Name:Ray Farris
                  E-Mail:rayfarris@eatel.net
                  Date on Providence:1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:sick bay-medical div
                  Mailing Address:14110 Martin Moran Rd. Gonzales, Louisiana
                  70737
                  Phone:225-644-6851
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:would like to hear from some of the guys,especially
                  those from medical division

 

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                  Thursday 06/26/2003 6:04:01pm
                  Name:Bob Penny
                  E-Mail:rpenny@erinet.com
                  Date on Providence:Nov. 1970 - Oct. 1973
                  Division/Rate:E-Div / Em3
                  Mailing Address:605 W. Geiserman Rd.
                  Piqua, Oh. 45356
                  Phone:937-778-8653
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/19/2003 6:35:42am
                  Name:David McAleer
                  E-Mail:david.mcaleer@atf.gov
                  Date on Providence:70-72
                  Division/Rate:OI/ RD3
                  Mailing Address:601 Buffaloe Rd., Garner, NC,27529
                  Phone:919 772-8197
                  Your Website Address
                  Please write a few comments:Best times of my life. Best
                  friends too. How many people have gone yachting in Haiphong
                  Harbor at midnight?

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 06/18/2003 9:10:00am
                  Name:Ralph L Wilson
                  E-Mail:lew19@pacbell.net
                  Date on Providence:1971 to 1974
                  Division/Rate:Bm S/N
                  Mailing Address:866N El Centro Ave
                  Apt #7
                  Los Angeles CA 90038
                  Phone:323-871-9089
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/17/2003 6:04:46pm
                  Name:Michael B. Landkamer
                  E-Mail:momstoy50@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1962-1963-1964
                  Division/Rate:A-Div./ EN3
                  Mailing Address:7418 Logan Drive S.W.
                  Huntsville,Alabama 35802
                  Phone:(256) 880-1062
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/17/2003 3:12:33pm
                  Name:Wayne B. Fletcher
                  E-Mail:admiralwayne@rcn.com
                  Date on Providence:Commissioning to 1946
                  Division/Rate:End Division BUG/2c
                  Mailing Address:1026 Woodland Ave
                  Sharon Hill, PA 19079
                  Phone:610-461-6091
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                  Comments:

 

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                  Thursday 06/12/2003 9:55:08am
                  Name:Kenneth Charles Goetz
                  E-Mail:k_goetz@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:06/01/72
                  Division/Rate:CTO3
                  Mailing Address:PO Box 884
                  Ottawa IL 61350
                  Phone:815-433-4712
                  Your Website Addresshttp://cantlinlaw@theramp.net
                  Comments:Hello shipmates, Had a great but short time on the
                  Providence and well remember the combat action.

 

 

 

                  Monday 06/09/2003 7:49:54pm
                  Name:Joyner, Mike
                  E-Mail:joynerme@AOL.com
                  Date on Providence:1967-68
                  Division/Rate:X-Division PN3
                  Mailing Address:Austin, TX
                  Phone:512-280-9117
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/08/2003 4:02:19pm
                  Name:Rhinehart, Douglas R.
                  E-Mail:uncledoug12000@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1959 - 1960
                  Division/Rate:GS-2
                  Mailing Address:6035 S. Transit Rd. - Lot 278 Lockport, NY
                  14094
                  Phone:716-434-5172
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Sunday 06/08/2003 8:10:16am
                  Name:Clarence D. Napier
                  E-Mail:cdbudn@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:Nov 1966 to May 1968
                  Division/Rate:cr-div rm3
                  Mailing Address:Hc 74 box 3182,
                  chapmanville, WV 25508
                  Phone:304-855-6934
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:enjoy this site very much, would like to hear from
                  anyone that new me.I!m looking for anyone that made a trip
                  into danang in the captains boat to drop some mail and pick-up
                  a couple the admirals orderlys, should have been in 67, late
                  in year. k--cd

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/05/2003 9:35:16am
                  Name:Dean Whitfield
                  E-Mail:hdwhtfld@sbcglobal.net
                  Date on Providence:1966 - 1968
                  Division/Rate:CR DIV, RM2
                  Mailing Address:2400 NW 39th ST
                  OKC, OK 73112
                  Phone:405-521-1310
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                  Wednesday 06/04/2003 8:49:06am
                  Name:Michael (HEMI) Hemminger
                  E-Mail:m_hemminger@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:4/68 - 10/71
                  Division/Rate:B - After Fireroom / Oil Lab/ BT3
                  Mailing Address:26 E Washington St. Norwalk, Oh. 44857
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Just found this site, saw several names that I
                  remember. Especially from the oil lab. Anyone else remember
                  the marathon Pinochle games in the berthing compartment?.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 05/31/2003 11:34:02am
                  Name:Joseph H George
                  E-Mail:sonodak@webtv.net
                  Date on Providence:April 68 to Oct 69
                  Division/Rate:3rd Division, Seaman
                  Mailing Address:
                  95667 Guerin Lane
                  Myrtle Point, Oregon 97458
                  Phone:541 572 5289
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:
                  My daughter found this website. It was very interesting paging
                  through the names. I only recognized two people so far.
                  Anyway, when is the next reunion and where?

 

 

 

                  Friday 05/30/2003 3:11:45pm
                  Name:Laurence Lamberth
                  E-Mail:Taxman010@Hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1965-1969
                  Division/Rate:Supply DK#
                  Mailing Address:6440 South Kostner Avenue Chicago, Illinois
                  60629
                  Phone:773 735-6902
                  Your Website Addresshttp://Taxman010@Hotmail.com
                  Comments:Enjoyed this cruise very much and would like to
                  correspond with anyone who was on at this time.

 

 

 

                  Friday 05/30/2003 1:44:20pm
                  Name:Darwin C. Rice
                  E-Mail:drice@naseworldwide.org
                  Date on Providence:1962-1963
                  Division/Rate:OE/ETR3
                  Mailing Address:2437 North 2550 East
                  Layton, Utah 84040
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:What a pleasure to find this website. I have fond
                  memories of the ship and her crew, and have been looking for
                  40 years for some feedback as to what has happended to her
                  after I left to go to Nuclear Power School.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 05/28/2003 12:59:56am
                  Name:Allen Forrest
                  E-Mail:allenforrest@bellsouth.net
                  Date on Providence:1959-1960
                  Division/Rate:SMSN/SM3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Addresshttp://www.allenforrest.com
                  Comments:

 

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                  Thursday 05/22/2003 11:03:14pm
                  Name:Alexander "Sandy" MacKenzie (Bewkes)
                  E-Mail:chiefmaclg6@comcast.net
                  Date on Providence:1967-1969
                  Division/Rate:BM2 Ships Sailmaker
                  Mailing Address:11865 SW Tualatin Rd. #146
                  Tualatin, OR 97062
                  Phone:(503) 454-0280
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:The greatest ship and crew that ever sailed or ever
                  will. The most cherished experience of my life. I miss her and
                  my shipmates.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 05/21/2003 9:28:15pm
                  Name:Rusty Godsil
                  E-Mail:Rustygodsil@Earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:65-66
                  Division/Rate:E-Div. IC3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Len's Little Brother.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 05/21/2003 6:18:52pm
                  Name:Denver J. Weigel
                  E-Mail:djweigel@weigelfamily.com
                  Date on Providence:1959 to 1963
                  Division/Rate:IC2
                  Mailing Address:316 Greenway Circle
                  Greencastle, PA 17225
                  Phone:717-597-8776
                  Your Website Addresshttp://www.weigelfamily.com
                  Comments:Plankowner of CLG-6. The shakedown cruises to Cuba
                  and "layin' the lead on the keel". My most important job (and
                  I hope I did it well) was keeping the Mark 19, Mod 3 Sperry
                  Gyrocompasses going. When you didn't do it right, you became
                  "very close" with the XO! The Providence was a show ship and
                  we had some of the best Captains to be had. When we were
                  carrying Flag, there wasn't any ship that could be more proud.
                  We went to the BEST ports... "Just to show her off"!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 05/13/2003 6:58:35pm
                  Name:Paul Dillon
                  E-Mail:NavRet2@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:Dec 67-Nov 68
                  Division/Rate:Flag RMC
                  Mailing Address:94 Inchcliff Drive
                  Gales Ferry, CT 06335
                  Phone:860 464 0234
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 04/26/2003 10:58:03am
                  Name:Dave Charles
                  E-Mail:pmc2727@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1969-1971
                  Division/Rate:e0E / IC3
                  Mailing Address:463 Second Street , New Philadelphia, Ohio
                  44663
                  Phone:330-343-5419
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                  Friday 04/25/2003 6:37:22pm
                  Name:John Hurman
                  E-Mail:jahurman@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:71-decom
                  Division/Rate:2nd div/T div gmg3
                  Mailing Address:1530 Palm Court
                  Pasadena, Md. 21122
                  Phone:443-838-3290
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 04/15/2003 10:19:39pm
                  Name:Craig Alexander & Ralph Alexander
                  E-Mail:alex501a@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1963,1964,1965
                  Division/Rate:Deck
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Brothers, does anyone have any pictures of Craig or
                  Ralph ? Thanks...

 

 

 

                  Friday 04/11/2003 2:50:38pm
                  Name:TOM HENNESSY
                  E-Mail:TOM_HENNESSY@HOTMAIL.COM
                  Date on Providence:9/69 TO 6/71
                  Division/Rate:X DIV - YN3 - CAPTAIN'S OFFICE
                  Mailing Address:1640 W 12TH ST
                  RENO, NV 89503
                  Phone:775-787-3179
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:WOW - I JUST HAPPENED ON THE WEBSITE. IT'S GREAT.

 

 

 

                  Friday 04/11/2003 12:19:09am
                  Name:Tom Pomes
                  E-Mail:tpomes1@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1966 to 1969
                  Division/Rate:RM2
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Great looking through the site, brings back lots of
                  memories.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 04/10/2003 10:41:59am
                  Name:Ronald Ferrell
                  E-Mail:ronf@dtccom.net
                  Date on Providence:6-67 until relieved by Oklahoma City
                  Division/Rate:RM
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
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                  Wednesday 04/09/2003 9:19:19pm
                  Name:Michael G. Morrill, DTC, USN, Ret.
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Providence:may 65-1968
                  Division/Rate:DTC
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Sam, just revisited your website - I just wanted to
                  compliment you on the visual updates from the last time I
                  visited. The E-mail adddress you have listed for me is no
                  longer current and should be deleted. I choose not to include
                  my new address because I don't particularily want to be
                  flooded with all the legislative mail I recieved last time

 

 

 

                  Monday 04/07/2003 9:44:04pm
                  Name:Rauschenberger, Roger
                  E-Mail:mbxdancer at aol.com-my wife's
                  Date on Providence:June 65 --- march 67
                  Division/Rate:SK3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:HAD A GREAT TIME IN SAN DIEGO & WESPAC, TOOK THE
                  FAMILY TO SAN DIEGO IN 1996, QUITE A CHANGE. STILL HAD GREAT
                  WEATHER.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 04/06/2003 10:27:05am
                  Name:James D. Pierce
                  E-Mail:JDPierce77@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:Sept. 1966 til Jan. 1969
                  Division/Rate:OI/RD3
                  Mailing Address:9251 Rippling Fields Dr.
                  Houston, Texas 77064-4571
                  Phone:281-890-7341
                  Your Website Addresshttp://aol.com
                  Comments:Was on the 67-68 cruise. Enjoyed it and the trip
                  home. Would like to hear from some of the guys who were in OI
                  division on that cruise.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 04/05/2003 10:33:24am
                  Name:Donald L. Willey
                  E-Mail:jbsmith1953@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:1971-decommisioned
                  Division/Rate:Third Division
                  Mailing Address:478 Watson Court Millersville Md. 21108
                  Phone:410-987-3821
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 04/04/2003 10:59:11am
                  Name:Steve Warner
                  E-Mail:popwarner@charter.net
                  Date on Providence:1968-1970
                  Division/Rate:M-Div
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
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                  Comments:

 

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                  Thursday 04/03/2003 10:14:17am
                  Name:Kelley, William E.
                  E-Mail:whekelley@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1963 thru 1969
                  Division/Rate:PN3
                  Mailing Address:I have a new E-Mail address as listed above,
                  please us it now.
                  Phone:1-714-319-9477
                  Your Website Addresshttp://whekelley@yahoo.com
                  Comments:my old e-mail
                  wkelley@monogram.zodiac.com

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 04/02/2003 9:24:11pm
                  Name:Samuel Saenz
                  E-Mail:saenz842@icsi.net
                  Date on Providence:9/60-8/62
                  Division/Rate:SA,SN,PN3
                  Mailing Address:1813 San Jacinto, Victoria, TX. 77901
                  Phone:361-578-6344
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Terrific site. Hope to hear from anyone, I served
                  with.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 04/02/2003 5:47:36pm
                  Name:Mickey (costacoot) Costella
                  E-Mail:costacoot@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:Sept. 66 To Oct. 69
                  Division/Rate:"FG" FTG3
                  Mailing Address:1804 N. Navarro Victoria, TX 77901
                  Phone:361 578-7302
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I reported aborded Providence in San Diago after
                  grad. from FT"A" school at Great Lakes. I remember the day we
                  sailed for Japan, as soon as we hit the open sea I went down
                  sea sick all the way to Hawiai. After docking in Pearl Harber
                  I got to feeling pretty good. After a three day stay we set
                  sail for Japan. Again, as soon as we hit open water down I
                  went again sicker than a dog all the way to Japan. It took me
                  a long time to get my sea legs. Even to this day if I get in
                  water deeper then my bath tub, I get nausea. My job abord the
                  Providence was Mark 25 rader operator, range finder
                  operator,Mark 1A computer operator and in charge of "DP
                  Plotting Room". I was in Gun director 2 when we took one of
                  the hits from shore battery in N. Viet Nam that hit our search
                  rader right behind and above the director. Scared me. As soon
                  as we got hit the ship made a 90 degree turn to deep water.
                  The director listed so much from that turn I thought the
                  rocket had hit the bottom of the barbet that the director is
                  mounted on and knocked us loose from the ship and the whole
                  director was going into the water. I radioed to the plotting
                  room "we are hit and going over bord". It was kind of funny
                  afterwards, but not at the time it was happening.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 04/02/2003 6:47:10am
                  Name:Stephen A. Fisher
                  E-Mail:shipops@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:3/63 - 3/65
                  Division/Rate:Mar Det
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:757-484-5977
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 04/02/2003 6:46:59am
                  Name:Stephen A. Fisher
                  E-Mail:shipops@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:3/63 - 3/65
                  Division/Rate:Mar Det
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:757-484-5977
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                  Monday 03/31/2003 6:15:26pm
                  Name:gary d richins
                  E-Mail:theavogt@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1961-1962
                  Division/Rate:fm
                  Mailing Address:555n 400w #12 centerville utah 84014
                  Phone:801 397 0446
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:just found site looks good

 

 

 

                  Monday 03/31/2003 5:37:54am
                  Name:mark wagner
                  E-Mail:uncle554@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:8-72 til decomm.
                  Division/Rate:1st. div SN
                  Mailing Address:414 AUDREY AVE. BALTIMORE MD. 21225
                  Phone:410-882-7582
                  Your Website Addresshttp://UNCLE554@AOL.COM
                  Comments:MY BROTHER AND I WHERE ON THE SHIP TOGETHER.HIS NAME
                  IS NILES

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 03/26/2003 2:24:14pm
                  Name:William Haufler
                  E-Mail:daddybill@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1963/1966
                  Division/Rate:CR / OR RM3
                  Mailing Address:195 Austin Creek Rd.
                  Cazadero, CA 95421
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Nice site.Well put together..

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 03/18/2003 3:31:27pm
                  Name:Bill Klug
                  E-Mail:bklug@qnet.com
                  Date on Providence:4/72-Decommission
                  Division/Rate:IFDS (Integrated Flagship Data Sys) DP3
                  Mailing Address:3600 S. Harbor #347
                  Oxnard, CA 93035
                  Phone:805-501-8136
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Wonderful job on the site. Did anyone else ever have
                  to chip paint on the Prov? ;-)

 

 

 

                  Sunday 03/16/2003 3:49:37pm
                  Name:CARL (DUSTY) DUSTIN
                  E-Mail:BALDCOYOTE@WEBTV.NET
                  Date on Providence:PLANK OWNER 5/15/45-3/15/46
                  Division/Rate:F DIV. FIRE CONTROLMN 2/C
                  Mailing Address:
                  8212 LA JOLLA SHORES DR. LA JOLLA, CA. 92037-3107
                  Phone:(858) 459-1280
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:
                  CL 82-CLG 6 GRANITE 8X16" SHIPS MEMORIAL PLAQUE IS NOW AFFIXED
                  TO THE VETERANS WALLS AT MT. SOLEDAD VETERANS MEMORIAL, LA
                  JOLLA, CA (5 MILES NORTH OF SAN DIEGO). OUR SHIP IS THE FIRST
                  SHIP TO HAVE A PLAQUE. NEXT TIME YOU VISIT SAN DIEGO AREA BE
                  SURE TO SEE IT ALONG WITH OVER 1400 INDIVIDUAL VETERANS
                  PLAQUES. THE SITE IS THE HIGHEST ELEVATION IN THE CITY WITH A
                  360 DEGREE MAGNIFICANT VIEW. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF OUR
                  SHIP PLAQUE EMAIL, WRITE OR CALL ME. PRICE RANGE FROM FREE TO
                  $20.00 DEPENDING ON SIZE AND QUALITY OF THE PAPER. SUITABLE
                  FOR FRAMING. OUR PLAQUE WAS PURCHASED BY SHIPMATES ATTENDING
                  THE 2002 LAS VEGAS REUNION. THEY CONTRIBUTED OVER $1000.00 TO
                  GIVE OUR SHIP AN HONORED PLACE ON MT. SOLEDAD, THE LARGEST
                  VETERANS MEMORIAL WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. ADMISSION IS FREE.
                  A DESTROYER ESCORT SAILOR I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN COMING
                  ABOARD US PROVIDENCE. GREAT CREW, DECENT OFFICERS, BEAUTIFUL
                  GUN CRUISER. I'VE HAD THE HONOR OF BEING THE ONLY CL 82 PLANK
                  OWNER TO BE PRESENT WHEN CLG 6 WAS DECOMMISSIONED ON HER LAST
                  AND FINAL DAY AS A PROUD WARSHIP.
                  SOME OF THE '45-46 CREW MAY REMEMBER ME AS THE SHIPS FIRST
                  DISC JOCKEY AND THE "DUSTY DUSTIN RECORD AND CHATTER SHOW."

 

 

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                  Sunday 03/09/2003 9:28:21am
                  Name:Bill Wulff
                  E-Mail:WULFFILL@AOL.COM
                  Date on Providence:10-65/4-69
                  Division/Rate:OI (Operations Office) YN3
                  Mailing Address:One Hanover Lane
                  Aurora, Illinois 60506
                  Phone:630-466-1450
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Glad to of found this website after all these years -
                  what, like 33 years I left the PROVIDENCE in San Diego to head
                  back to Chicago in my '69 Bug that I purchased while in the
                  Navy. My good buddy Dick "Z" Zweber got me the info on how to
                  do such. Have had the good fortunite of being able to keep in
                  touch with some of my buddies but now hope to locate more of
                  them via this email address. I plan on attending the next
                  reunion in Buffalo 2004.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/01/2003 2:33:42pm
                  Name:Robert Johnson
                  E-Mail:rjjohnson@silverlink.net
                  Date on Providence:Oct 66 - May 70
                  Division/Rate:LI2
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:This is a nice web site. I looked at all of the
                  Privater covers I printed. I have a lot of good memories from
                  the West Pac cruise.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 03/01/2003 1:15:21pm
                  Name:Werthmuller Row W Jr , Capt, USN Ret
                  E-Mail:usnskip1@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:Oct 1971 - May 1973
                  Division/Rate:3RD Division
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Many fond memories.

 

 

 

                  Friday 02/28/2003 7:42:23pm
                  Name:HOLDEN RICHARD H.
                  E-Mail:RCRSHOLDEN@AOL.COM
                  Date on Providence:JUNE 1965--AUGUST 1966
                  Division/Rate:O/I RD-3
                  Mailing Address:1024 PARK FOREST CT. LILBURN GA 30047
                  Phone:770-564-0480
                  Your Website Addresshttp://SAME AS ABOVE
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 02/28/2003 7:34:16pm
                  Name:Barry Smith
                  E-Mail:barsmith@spacestar.net
                  Date on Providence:1965-1966
                  Division/Rate:OE/ETR3
                  Mailing Address:1559 Hams Rd.
                  Spooner, WI 54801
                  Phone:715-635-7309
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:In ET gang '65-'66.. Did 30 years with IBM, currently
                  have a real estate appraisal business in northern WI.

 

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                  Thursday 02/20/2003 4:57:22pm
                  Name:Dan Stanks
                  E-Mail:danstanks@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:My Father John was stationed there
                  Division/Rate:HT
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Anyone interested in my father's email can email me
                  and i can foward to him

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 02/18/2003 6:52:50pm
                  Name:Rupe, Bader I. (Ike), ET1, USN(ret)
                  E-Mail:ike7978@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:12/59-12/60
                  Division/Rate:Electronics Division. (ET1)
                  Mailing Address:B.I.(Ike)Rupe,USN(ret)
                  U.S. Naval Home #1926
                  1800 Beach Drive
                  Gulfport, MS 39507
                  Phone:(228) 897-8322
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Plankowner,CLG6. Left ship at Yokusaka 1 year later
                  for shore duty at reserve armory. Later commissioned USS
                  Georgetown, a spy ship. Retired 12/64 from Icebreaker USS
                  Edisto. Second retirement as civil service from Naval Avionics
                  Facility, Indianapolis 5/82 with total of 37 yrs Gov Service,
                  all with Navy.

 

 

 

                  Monday 02/10/2003 2:30:18pm
                  Name:Owen Ridgeley Jr.
                  E-Mail:oridgele@optonline.net
                  Date on Providence:2/70 - 71
                  Division/Rate:CR
                  Mailing Address:1 Seven Springs Rd.
                  Monroe. N.Y. 10950
                  Phone:845-783-0419
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Monday 02/10/2003 11:51:00am
                  Name:David Charles
                  E-Mail:pmc2727@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1969-1971
                  Division/Rate:E / IC3
                  Mailing Address:463 2nd Street N.W.
                  New Philadelphia , Ohio 44663
                  Phone:330-343-1166
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Hope to find some of the old E gang through this
                  site.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 02/09/2003 8:49:48pm
                  Name:A. Keith Thompson
                  E-Mail:akeitht@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1961-62
                  Division/Rate:XO, Marine Detachment
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Met my future wife Ginny on the ship when she
                  couldn't resist a free meal in the ward room. We were
                  introduced by Ens. Art Hill who later died in the back seat of
                  an F-4 over Laos Dec, 1966. '61 and '62 were good years to be
                  aboard.

 

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                  Thursday 02/06/2003 6:18:50pm
                  Name:Ken Simmons
                  E-Mail:kensimmons02@comcast.net
                  Date on Providence:Precommissioning -- Spring 1961
                  Division/Rate:Exec
                  Mailing Address:1706 Maple Hill Place
                  Alexandria, Virginia 22302
                  Phone:703 823 9378
                  Your Website Addresshttp://NA
                  Comments:I just discovered this great web site.
                  Congratulations on a superb job. I look back on my 1 1/2 years
                  in Providence with enormous pleasure and pride. You may recall
                  we got the highest ORI grade at GTMO of any cruiser to that
                  point. And we stayed that good. Wonderful shipmates and ship.
                  Ken S.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/29/2003 11:03:16pm
                  Name:THOMPSON, WINSTON E.
                  E-Mail:THOMKAT986@AOL.COM
                  Date on Providence:1971-1973
                  Division/Rate:SUPPLY/CSC
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:619-448-8512 ( WORK)
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I AM SIGNING IN FOR MY FATHER. HE SPOKE OF THE MEN HE
                  SERVED WITH MANY TIMES. HE LOVED THOSE DAYS. CSC WINSTON E.
                  THOMPSON PASSED AWAY JANUARY 1991. I AM THE OLDEST OF HIS TWIN
                  SONS, DCC(SW) KEVIN A. THOMPSON, SELECTED RESERVE LCPO, USS
                  MCCLUSKY (FFG-41). IF ANY OF YOU REMEMBER MY FATHER PLEASE
                  CONTACT ME.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/25/2003 1:55:36pm
                  Name:CDR Earl L. Oliver USN Ret. (LDO ET )
                  E-Mail:eandcoliver@cox.net
                  Date on Providence:6-66 to 2-68
                  Division/Rate:OE EMO LCDR
                  Mailing Address:5627 Del Cerro ave
                  San Diego, CA 92120-4708
                  Phone:(619) 286-9440
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:It was my AN/ SPS-8 that took the hit at
                  the DMZ from Tiger Island. I still have one piece of shrapnel
                  I plan to donate to the CLG-6 association

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/23/2003 7:24:46pm
                  Name:Bob Goss
                  E-Mail:gossmont@midrivers.com
                  Date on Providence:January 1965 to June, 1967
                  Division/Rate:FG Division- FTG3
                  Mailing Address:411 11th Ave. SW
                  Sidney, MT 59270
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I didn't know this site was out there. Looking for
                  some old friends.My brother Ted and I were on the Providence
                  together in 65-67.

 

 

 

                  Monday 01/20/2003 4:25:23pm
                  Name:Gordon Bauer
                  E-Mail:bauers8@juno.com
                  Date on Providence:? 48 to49
                  Division/Rate:Fox / Fc3
                  Mailing Address:8 Eleanor Ave.
                  Linthicum Hts.,Md. 21090
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I remember the 2 bull dogs. I made the Med. cruise
                  and helped to put it in moth
                  balls in 49 and sleeping on a houseboat
                  with a mattress on top to keep warm. I went to the USS Roanoke
                  CL-145 after that
                  and was discharged in Dec. 1952.
                  That was something for my first ship as a green 3rd class
                  Petty Officer out Fire Control School. I enjoyed the time I
                  served on the USS Providence CL-82.

 

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                  Saturday 01/18/2003 10:34:17am
                  Name:Tim Jones, MM3
                  E-Mail:tj1015@adelphia.net
                  Date on Providence:1962- 1965
                  Division/Rate:M/ MM3
                  Mailing Address:3656 Lamor Rd.
                  Hermitage, PA 16148
                  Phone:(724) 962-4210
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 01/17/2003 9:42:21am
                  Name:Ed Prinsen
                  E-Mail:eprinsen@houston.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:1/69 - 2/73
                  Division/Rate:FM Div / FTM2
                  Mailing Address:3602 Fir Forest
                  Spring, TX 77388
                  Phone:281-353-4060
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Sam, Great website keep up the good work. I'll look
                  through my pictures, I believe I have one of you playing a
                  guitar in the computer room.
                  This website brings back many memories of my days in the Navy
                  and on Prov. Working on the "Spooks" was a real challange. I
                  hope all the guys are doing well. We had a great crew and many
                  good times.

 

 

 

                  Friday 01/10/2003 9:40:58am
                  Name:Kim Diemand
                  E-Mail:diemandk@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1972
                  Division/Rate:Marine Detachment/ L/Cpl.
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Would appreciate hearing from the corpsman who
                  treated me or anyone else around the night my hand got caught
                  in a gun breech in MT. 51 during firing operations; sometime
                  late 1972. Thanks.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/08/2003 7:22:52pm
                  Name:Francis William Grant (Scott Grant)
                  E-Mail:grant_scott66@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1945-1946?
                  Division/Rate:
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:My name is Scott Grant and I am the grandson of
                  Francis William Grant who served on the Providence. I think
                  the years would have been 1944 or 1945 until 1947 or so? I'm
                  not certain.

                  I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew my grandfather
                  or remembers him at all.

                  Thank you,

                  - Scott Grant

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 01/08/2003 6:45:33am
                  Name:Tom Trumble
                  E-Mail:ptrumble1@earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:1971
                  Division/Rate:FTM2
                  Mailing Address:Flagler Beach, Fla.
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Addresshttp://ptrumble1@earthlink.net
                  Comments:Good to hear from Tom McNally and Hello SAM VILLA.
                  Anybody now where the rest of the roommates in El Cajon, Ca.
                  went too? Tom

 

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                  Tuesday 01/07/2003 7:49:56pm
                  Name:Mark Fleetwood
                  E-Mail:fleetwoodvirginia@earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:father Paul, 1947
                  Division/Rate:baker
                  Mailing Address:9860 rainleaf ct
                  bristow va 20136
                  Phone:703-530-7630
                  Your Website Addresshttp://n.a.
                  Comments:My father, Paul Fleetwood, served on the Providence
                  in 1947-48. As I write this I'm looking at a picture on the
                  wall of he and 22 shipmates and division officer Armstrong on
                  the ship's bow. There's a handwritten caption at the top
                  "Naples, April 1947". On the back is a last-name listing of
                  those in the photo as well as a listing of those (presumably
                  of Baker Division) not pictured. There's also a note that the
                  Providence is tied up along side the USS Dayton.
                  My father passed away in 1997 and I regret that we didn't
                  spend more time talking about his days in the service. I do
                  recall, however, as a growing boy, being fascinated on the few
                  occasions when he would pull out the couple of 8x11 black and
                  whites of the ship as well as the picture noted above. We also
                  were excited to see the ship in a photo in an issue of
                  National Geographic probably in late 1970's or early 1980's.
                  Don't recall what the article was about, but I think the
                  picture showed the ship passing near Seattle, or somewhere in
                  the northwest. He pointed out how it had been refitted since
                  he was on board. (While the guided missle apparatus was
                  impressive, I -- probably like a lot of kids who grew up
                  building models of the Missouri or Arizona -- thought the
                  turret guns were the coolest things on earth.)
                  Anyway, looking at all the young faces in that picture, I just
                  want to say "Thanks" for your accepting and facing heavy-duty
                  responsibilties at age 18, or 20, or 23. I fear that at some
                  point in the next 50 years the current rift between extreme
                  islam and the west will grow to a more general one between the
                  west and islam as a whole... particularly if current despotic
                  monarchies that forcibly keep their people ignorant and
                  fearful continue to grow... and a spark somewhere, somehow
                  will push one side or the other over the edge. At that point,
                  I hope -- and do believe -- that our 18, 20 and 23 year-olds
                  react with the same sense of duty and obligation that your
                  generation did. If so, we'll be just fine.
                  Sincerely,
                  Mark Fleetwood

 

 

 

                  Saturday 01/04/2003 8:26:22pm
                  Name:Wayne Davis
                  E-Mail:wdavis@scrtc.com
                  Date on Providence:1965-1967
                  Division/Rate:YN3, Engineering Log Room
                  Mailing Address:160 Tobe Run Road
                  Lucas, KY 42156
                  Phone:270646-3080
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Thanks for all the photos, etc. Brought back a lot of
                  memories.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 01/02/2003 6:14:51pm
                  Name:Leslie Manning
                  E-Mail:lmannin1@rochester.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:1967-68
                  Division/Rate:1st-Div.-S-3{SHL3}
                  Mailing Address:358 Ripplewood Dr.
                  Rochester,NY 14616-1510
                  Phone:01585-663-3553-739-0310
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was in 1st Div for awhile then transfered to
                  Supply-3. In my last two years I was transfer to the OKLAHOMA
                  CITY in 68 to 70. This year I attended the Reunion in Vegas.
                  My wife and I enjoyed the trip and seeing the shipmates. I
                  hoping to see everyone in Buffalo.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/29/2002 8:38:05pm
                  Name:William J. McBurney CDR USN (ret)
                  E-Mail:billmcb2@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:Jan 1969 - Sep 1970
                  Division/Rate:Weapons Officer
                  Mailing Address:39437 Cardiff Ave
                  Murrieta CA 92563
                  Phone:909-304-3417
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:This is an update of my previous info.
                  Sorry that I missed the reunion in Las Vegas - I was moving
                  that week.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/29/2002 12:49:33am
                  Name:Greg Lynch
                  E-Mail:howie_lynch@juno.com
                  Date on Providence:1971 to 1973
                  Division/Rate:CS2
                  Mailing Address:990 Church Street NE
                  Salem, OR 97301
                  Phone:503.365.7558
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

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                  Friday 12/27/2002 10:49:09am
                  Name:Lou La Salle
                  E-Mail:lou.lasalle@direcway>com
                  Date on Providence:Dec. 1961 thru Aug.1964
                  Division/Rate:OI/STG-3
                  Mailing Address:93 Gallmeier Road
                  Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825
                  Phone:908 996 3345
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I wish that I could visit with friends and shipmates
                  from the Rokoban Maru.( Ship #6)

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 12/25/2002 10:46:13pm
                  Name:Phil Stanley
                  E-Mail:pstan2229@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:02/70-08/73
                  Division/Rate:4th/FTM 3/2
                  Mailing Address:8025 Willow Creek Blvd
                  Oklahoma City, Ok. 73162
                  Phone:405.720.2227
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Reading some of the comments and they brought back
                  some memories. I worked on the Weapons Control System on top
                  of the missile house. Had the SPQ-5's behind and on top of us.
                  Came aboard in Hunters Point in Feb '70 and left on 30 days
                  leave just prior to decommissioning in Aug '73. I remember the
                  endless workups that finally paid off when we deployed in
                  April '72. The mad dash across the pacific, the Haiphong
                  raids, the unreps, "feeling" the B-52 strikes. Pulling shore
                  patrol in Subic. The crazy way we finally got to return home
                  on 12/18/72. I took my first flying lesson 9 days later and
                  have been flying and working around radar systems ever since.
                  Anybody heard from "Spider" Jensen, Dutch Ochse, Wayne Nelson
                  from 4th div? Or Ltjg Buzz Lane, we ended up on Sterett
                  together too.

                  Came back to OKC in '76, went to work for the FAA and have
                  been here ever since. Been test flying airplanes for them
                  since 1991. Will retire with 35+ in 01/04. Would be nice to
                  hear from any old FT's.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 12/24/2002 1:29:02pm
                  Name:Donald J Crater, MSC, USNR (ret)
                  E-Mail:dcrater@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:July 1970 - Nov. 1971
                  Division/Rate:S2 / CS2
                  Mailing Address:3414 Ridgefield Rd.
                  Lansing, MI 48906
                  Phone:(517) 886-2177
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:This is a great website. This is a very good way to
                  contact some of the sailors of the USS Providence. I'll be
                  ready to attend the next reunion, whenever that may be.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/22/2002 11:17:14pm
                  Name:Cliff Urbanas, Jr.
                  E-Mail:curbanas@woh.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:Oct 1969-July 1971
                  Division/Rate:LI3 (Lithographer)
                  Mailing Address:772 Browning Ave
                  Englewood Ohio 45322
                  Phone:937-832-1839
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was aboard the USS Providence as part of the staff
                  of Commander First Fleet.
                  At the time we were "stationed" at North Island.
                  When I first was aboard Providence, Vice Admiral Kidd was our
                  boss....when I left in 1971, Vice Admiral Peet was in charge.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/22/2002 3:26:13pm
                  Name:Donald E. Powers
                  E-Mail:donpowers99@cox.net
                  Date on Providence:Spring of 1959 to Sunmmer of 1961
                  Division/Rate:Fox FTC/FTMC
                  Mailing Address:653 Hiller Road
                  McKinleyville, CA 95519-5177
                  Phone:(707) 839-1667
                  Your Website Addresshttp://www.powersfamily.bappy.com
                  Comments:I have some pictures taken in the Gun Fire Control
                  Plotting Room in my web page.

 

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                  Friday 12/20/2002 10:37:30am
                  Name:Tom McNally
                  E-Mail:tommcnally@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:2/72-3/73
                  Division/Rate:Fox/OE--FTM-2
                  Mailing Address:2704 Olive Grove Church Road
                  Creedmoor, NC, 27522-8181
                  Phone:919-528-0087
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I remember being pulled out of sps-48 radar school
                  and being transferred to the Providence. I arrived at the ship
                  on the Friday before the ship deployed to West-pac. I had 5+
                  years experience on the SPS-42 search radar and the providence
                  had no qualified sps-42 techs aboard. I remember working my
                  tail off to get that radar up and working properly, remember
                  having no liberty in Sasebo, spent all my time repairing the
                  radar. All in all, I enjoyed my time on the "Prov".
                  Does anyone know what happened to FTM-2 Tom Trumble???

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/19/2002 3:37:29pm
                  Name:LOWELL R. BAKKEN
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Providence:9-67 1-69
                  Division/Rate:1ST BMSN
                  Mailing Address:5482 0TT0 KERL RD. CROSS PLAINS, WI.53528
                  Phone:608 798 4342
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/19/2002 9:48:52am
                  Name:John Romeo
                  E-Mail:jromeo132951@comcast.net
                  Date on Providence:Sept 1959 to Jan 1962
                  Division/Rate:OI RD#
                  Mailing Address:104 Hessian Run Ct.
                  Verga NJ 08093
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I'm a Plank owner and I ran across this site by
                  accident. Boy it sure brings back a lot of fond memories. I
                  never thought I'd be communicating with my old shipmates
                  again. I would like to here from some old shipmates. This is a
                  great site and a tribute to a fine old lady.
                  I'll be checking for any new entries and I'll email anyone I
                  know. Thanks again.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 12/19/2002 8:41:34am
                  Name:William H.E.Kelley, PN3. USN
                  E-Mail:wkelley@monogram.zodiac.com
                  Date on Providence:Jan 17 1964 thru Jan 17 1969
                  Division/Rate:Personnel Third Class
                  Mailing Address:1018 E. Orangethrope Ave #235
                  Anaheim, California 92801
                  Phone:(714) 871-2830 X235
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Just wanted to say hi. sorry I did not make Oct
                  Reunion.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 12/14/2002 3:17:34pm
                  Name:Lawrence "Larry" Bachman
                  E-Mail:gunnerbach@earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:72-73
                  Division/Rate:Fox FTGC
                  Mailing Address:217 Tinsley Rd.
                  Monroe, VA 24574
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Reported aboard as FTG1, promoted to Chief during
                  WestPac deployment. I served on 7 ships during my career and
                  the Providence was one of my favorites. She had a superior
                  bunch of sailors serving on her and I am proud to have served
                  with them. We had some wild and crazy times making our little
                  "moonlight cruises" into interesting places like Vihn and
                  Haiphong. Of course we only made those "moonlifht cruises"
                  after a full day of shelling places like Quang Tri. For those
                  who are curious, we fired 44,445 combat rounds of ammunition
                  during that cruise. It was a great cruise and we were a great
                  ship.

 

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                  Tuesday 12/10/2002 7:55:56am
                  Name:Leonard Godsil
                  E-Mail:lgodsil@theriver.com
                  Date on Providence:Sept.64-June 67
                  Division/Rate:FG/FTG 3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Just surfed in and checked all 66 pages for anyone I
                  might know and/or served with. I found three; Bill
                  Hancock(USMC, drinking buddies)when the ship was at Hunters
                  Point. Steve Schimmel; served with him almost the entire time.
                  Is the Godfather of my first born. Had lost track of him over
                  the years. Joe Simon; was my boss when he came over from the
                  Okie City in Dec. of 66.

                  I was assigned to Main Batter plot from the time I came aboard
                  until I left. That's where I was when the Prov took a few
                  rounds off the coast of Nam.

                  I served with a great dedicated bunch of guys including GMG's.
                  According to Lt. Blackwell (USMC)aka BLACKWELL 2-6 CHARLIE; We
                  were the best shooting ship in the fleet and he hated for us
                  to leave the gun line. Yes, my shipmates and I served with
                  PRIDE.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 12/08/2002 1:15:32am
                  Name:Dennis Sauro
                  E-Mail:allsauro@excite.com
                  Date on Providence:Nov. 1970 - Feb. 1073
                  Division/Rate:S2 CS3
                  Mailing Address:400 Ponderosa Lane
                  Grants Pass, Or 97527
                  Phone:541-471-1680
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Good site, lots of memories

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 12/03/2002 9:21:51am
                  Name:Richy Rich
                  E-Mail:richmondacres@msn.com.
                  Date on Providence:
                  Division/Rate:
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was trottle 3 in after engine room. Anyone out
                  there remembers that long ago, drop a line!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 12/03/2002 7:32:53am
                  Name:Danny Richmond
                  E-Mail:richmondacres@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:nov. 71' to decommision
                  Division/Rate:M div. mr3
                  Mailing Address:13492 175th st. Wellsburg Ia. 50680
                  Phone:{641} 869-5257
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:nice to find some old shipmates!

 

 

 

                  Saturday 11/30/2002 7:15:00am
                  Name:Bob Madden
                  E-Mail:maddenmdd@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:59 to60
                  Division/Rate:signalman-E3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

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                  Wednesday 11/27/2002 1:40:55pm
                  Name:Ron Pagliaro
                  E-Mail:RonPag@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:1966 to 1970
                  Division/Rate:B & A Divisions MM3
                  Mailing Address:Ron Pagliaro
                  4 Ridge Rd.
                  Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
                  Phone:609-965-2445
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Would enjoy hearing from shipmates. Lt. Lewis, thanks
                  for the opportunities you opened up for me, I've made a career
                  in the refrigeration industry.

 

 

 

                  Monday 11/25/2002 12:25:43am
                  Name:Wesley Jacobs
                  E-Mail:wjacobs@vsta.com
                  Date on Providence:4/1960 - 1/1963
                  Division/Rate:6th Division MT-2
                  Mailing Address:901 W. Blucher St.
                  Falfurrias, TX 78355-4119
                  Phone:(361) 325-2356
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I joined the Providence at Guantanamo, Cuba after
                  missing movement in Boston, MA 4/60. Spent a year in 5th Div
                  before an opening came up in the 6th Div. Made many friends
                  and enjoyed all of the ports of call. Left 12/31/62. Now
                  retired from the U.S. Border Patrol after 29 years and am now
                  the current Mayor of Falfurrias, TX.

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/22/2002 11:27:46pm
                  Name:Stephen D Peralta
                  E-Mail:mcgunny@pacbell.net
                  Date on Providence:1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:Marine Detachment/Cpl
                  Mailing Address:735 So Jackson Ave
                  San Jose CA 95116
                  Phone:408-806-5310
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:My military career started with the Prov. came aboard
                  day before started to West Pac. Came back with her in 68.
                  Great times, outstanding places, priceless friends. I retired
                  a Marine Gunny. I am now employed as a Automotive Equipment
                  Inspector for the City of San Jose. Semper Fi!!

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 11/19/2002 8:03:26am
                  Name:John Phoebus
                  E-Mail:johnp@unitedaerospace.com
                  Date on Providence:1968 to 1970
                  Division/Rate:Cpl. Marine Detachment
                  Mailing Address:12615 SW 34th Place
                  Davie, Florida 33330
                  Phone:954-915-0146
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Alot of good memories, and a great group of guys.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/17/2002 9:08:02pm
                  Name:Michael R, McVeigh, Captain USNR-Retired
                  E-Mail:mmcve8919@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:September 1966 - May 1968
                  Division/Rate:OI Division Officer
                  Mailing Address:17 Kara E
                  Irvine, CA 92620 -1855
                  Phone:714-731-7602
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Please correct previous roster entry - email address
                  changed. A great website and remembrance for all of us.

 

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                  Friday 11/15/2002 1:56:27pm
                  Name:J. N. Kreider
                  E-Mail:jkreider@woh.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:November 68 to February 69
                  Division/Rate:Ensign, Assistant Navigator
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 11/12/2002 6:42:32am
                  Name:Andrew Brown Jr
                  E-Mail:abrownjr1@comcast.net
                  Date on Providence:Sept 1970 - Sept 1971
                  Division/Rate:S3 RM/SH
                  Mailing Address:4337 CINDY LANE,
                  LYNN HAVEN FL 32444
                  Phone:850 271 9420
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Came on board as a RM in S3 Div. Loss clearance and
                  had to change rate fm rm to sh. stayed on board only 1 year.
                  Now retired since 1995 SHCM.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/10/2002 1:54:14pm
                  Name:Raymond L Webb ENCS(RET)
                  E-Mail:silverspringer00@nwinfo.net
                  Date on Providence:May 1970 to December 1970
                  Division/Rate:A gang/EN3
                  Mailing Address:120 Martin Rd
                  Toppenish, WA 98948
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Be glad to hear from anyone who is a shipmate.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 11/10/2002 1:45:48pm
                  Name:Fred Stephenson
                  E-Mail:none
                  Date on Providence:about 1947 to decommission
                  Division/Rate:Chief Metal smith
                  Mailing Address:Fred Stephenson
                  1526 Cleveland Ave.
                  Beloit, Wisc. 53511
                  Phone:1-608-365-5448
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I am sending this for Chief Stephenson
                  You can email to me Fred Redmann fbrmcr@charter.net for fast
                  service, otherwise his address is here. Chief would like to
                  hear from our ship mates. He is very active in the masons, and
                  likes stories about the Providence. He built a 3 hole out
                  house on the fantail for moving the ship from Boston to New
                  York after decommissioning. Anybody remember that comfort
                  station?
                  Who got the dogs Nip & Tuck?

 

 

 

                  Saturday 11/09/2002 8:14:51pm
                  Name:Fred Redmann
                  E-Mail:fbrmcr@charter.net
                  Date on Providence:8/1948 to decommissioned in 1949
                  Division/Rate:Deck force
                  Mailing Address:Fred Redmann
                  11634 Crockett Rd.
                  Roscoe,Ill 61073
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Good web site, would like to find info on W.C.Brown
                  BT3 from 1948 to1949
                  Also some of the guys in radio @ that time. Was sent to the
                  Rochester, which was not as good as the Providence, then I was
                  on the USS Leyte CV32 which was a good one like the Providence
                  I was lucky to have 2 good ships out of 3

 

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                  Saturday 11/02/2002 11:24:14pm
                  Name:DENNIS GOLDING
                  E-Mail:denny55us@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1964 -1968
                  Division/Rate:E DIV. IC2
                  Mailing Address:PO BOX 118
                  LEISTON, ID
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 11/02/2002 9:55:59pm
                  Name:Raymond Baker (Jan Baker )
                  E-Mail:tcobred@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1972 thru 1973
                  Division/Rate:BT2
                  Mailing Address:24680 Hidden Harbor Dr
                  Los Molinos, Ca. 96055
                  Phone:530-384-9839
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Ray Baker served aboard the USS PROVIDENCE. His son
                  is very intrested in hearing from anyone that may have known
                  his father. ( BT2 Raymond Baker )
                  Some knew Ray as " Pappy "
                  Thank you for any input you may have.

                  Sincerly, Jan Baker

 

 

 

                  Friday 11/01/2002 9:14:45pm
                  Name:Robert Brandseth
                  E-Mail:Lvrofchoc@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1962 - 1964
                  Division/Rate:DK3
                  Mailing Address:21115 N. 63rd Drive, Glendale, Ariz. 85308
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Met some great guys and had some great times. Went to
                  Sydney in '63 and back again in 2001 - big difference in the
                  city but the people still the same...

 

 

 

                  Thursday 10/31/2002 10:29:13pm
                  Name:Greg Lynch
                  E-Mail:howie_lynch1@juno.com
                  Date on Providence:1973
                  Division/Rate:CS2
                  Mailing Address:990 Church Street NE
                  Salem, OR 97301
                  Phone:503.365.7558
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Deployment to Nam was a hoot!!!

 

 

 

                  Monday 10/28/2002 12:56:04am
                  Name:William (Bill) Handlin
                  E-Mail:handlin@integritynet.com.au
                  Date on Providence:NOV.1966/OCT.1969
                  Division/Rate:OL Division/SN
                  Mailing Address:PO BOX 806
                  WOY WOY N.S.W. 2256
                  Australia
                  Phone:(02) 43-423813
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:can't complain had some good times some
                  days better than others,but overall it was a buzz

 

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                  Monday 10/28/2002 9:02:49am
                  Name:Bob Mahon
                  E-Mail:
                  Date on Providence:August 1946 to June 1948
                  Division/Rate:Yeoman 3rd
                  Mailing Address:Bob, please leave email address. You have some
                  old shipmates that would like to make contact.
                  Sam
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:This is a really nice site. I just happened on it.
                  Those were great days.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 10/20/2002 10:00:59pm
                  Name:William Rex Harris
                  E-Mail:rexharris1@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:Nov 1968 to Jan 1969
                  Division/Rate:Seaman/Laundry
                  Mailing Address:Rex Harris
                  1616 Sunset Drive
                  Walla Walla, WA 99362
                  Phone:509-525-3875
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I came on at Yokasuka, Japan, and went on the liberty
                  cruise to Perth and Sydney, Australia, and Hobart Tasmania in
                  December of 1968, and Wellington, New Zealand and
                  Christchurch. I had a blast and have fond memories of the
                  cruise and the nice chicks the aussies :)

 

 

 

                  Sunday 10/13/2002 5:59:34am
                  Name:John Wilbur
                  E-Mail:jw_lasvegas@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1970 - Mar 1973
                  Division/Rate:DP3
                  Mailing Address:835 Single Tree Dr
                  Las Vegas, NV 89123
                  Phone:702-896-7363
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/12/2002 7:08:27pm
                  Name:Terry Taylor
                  E-Mail:drtaylorzg1200@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1966-1969
                  Division/Rate:OI Division, RD3
                  Mailing Address:203 N. Olde Bridge Rd.
                  Moore, OK 73160
                  Phone:405.514.7941
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 10/12/2002 6:23:57pm
                  Name:Bernard A. Eskin, MD
                  E-Mail:bae22@drexel.edu
                  Date on Providence:commission - 11/46
                  Division/Rate:3rd- Lt
                  Mailing Address:
                  625 Harvard Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
                  Phone:2158784454
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Sorry I had to miss the reunion this year. Glad
                  everyone enjoyed it. Best wishes.......

 

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                  Saturday 10/12/2002 4:27:35pm
                  Name:AC Pilger
                  E-Mail:apilger@comcast.net
                  Date on Providence:1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:C7F (Weather)/AG1
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:It was a long tour on Providence but a good one at
                  the same time. Lots of good shipmates on her.

 

 

 

                  Monday 10/07/2002 8:09:47pm
                  Name:Wayne Kitchens
                  E-Mail:kylekitch@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:E div IC3
                  Mailing Address:201 Painted Mtn Dr
                  Las Vegas, NV 89148
                  Phone:702 682-6092
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 10/04/2002 12:36:00am
                  Name:Charles W. Barger
                  E-Mail:cbarger810@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:middle '40s (5 yrs)
                  Division/Rate:elec chief
                  Mailing Address:810 Glenmore Circle
                  Melbourne, Fl 32901
                  Phone:321-956-6307
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Nice website. I enjoyed perusing it. See you at the
                  reunion.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 10/01/2002 9:33:22am
                  Name:Stanley E. Long
                  E-Mail:Longse@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:August 1961 to July 1963
                  Division/Rate:Fox/A Div., LT, USNR
                  Mailing Address:Stanley Long
                  P.O. Box 448
                  Norris, TN 37828
                  Phone:865-494-4977
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Great work on the web site. I was on that first
                  cruise of CLG-6 to West Pac, and when our home port was
                  Yokosuka in '62-'63. I've wondered for years what happened to
                  old shipmates. I'd like to contact any of them.

 

 

 

                  Sunday 09/29/2002 8:43:55am
                  Name:Jim Getter
                  E-Mail:getter.shahan@worldnet.att.net
                  Date on Providence:1965, 1966, and some of 67.
                  Division/Rate:Marine Detachment , Corporal
                  Mailing Address:608 Oakview Drive
                  Kettering, Ohio 45429
                  Phone:937-294-3958
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Served proudly in the Marine Detachment where life
                  long friendships were formed.

 

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                  Thursday 09/26/2002 9:51:27am
                  Name:Al Hays, RMC USN (RET)
                  E-Mail:alhays@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:1969-1970
                  Division/Rate:COMM./RM1-RMC
                  Mailing Address:1221 SE 130th Av
                  Portland, Or 97233
                  Phone:503-257-0458
                  Your Website Addresshttp://n/a
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 09/21/2002 2:41:40pm
                  Name:Douglas LaCosse
                  E-Mail:wkearns001@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:6/61-11/61
                  Division/Rate:CS3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Friday 09/20/2002 10:33:32am
                  Name:Roy A Brush
                  E-Mail:royb@northriverboats.com
                  Date on Providence:1959/1961
                  Division/Rate:1st/GMG3
                  Mailing Address:Roy Brush
                  575 S State St
                  Sutherlin Or 97479
                  Phone:1-541-459-4133
                  Your Website Addresshttp://www.northriverboats.com
                  Comments:I Will Be At The Reunion In Las Vegas
                  In Oct I Hope To See Some Of My Old
                  Shipmates

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 09/18/2002 10:45:07pm
                  Name:DAN DEWITT
                  E-Mail:DANMDEWITT
                  Date on Providence:1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:EM4
                  Mailing Address:DANMDEWITT@MSN.COM
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:GREAT WEB SITE,LOOKING FORWARD TO FINDING OLD SHIP
                  MATE'S

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 09/04/2002 1:04:02pm
                  Name:Gary Clifford Ware
                  E-Mail:gail_ware@pcsb.org
                  Date on Providence:1959-1963
                  Division/Rate:
                  Mailing Address:1360A Sandy Ln.
                  Clearwater, FL 33755
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Filling this in for my husband.
                  Gail Ware

 

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                  Monday 08/26/2002 9:08:16pm
                  Name:Earnshaw, Spencer T. (Ernie)
                  E-Mail:ernie@kiem-tv.com
                  Date on Providence:Feb. 1962--Sep. 1963
                  Division/Rate:1st/Fox E-3
                  Mailing Address:S.T. Earnshaw PO Box 282 Loleta, Ca.
95551-0282
                  Phone:(707) 733-5212 (home) (707) 443-3123 (wk
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Came aboard Providence as a green 17-year-old. Left
                  her as a smart-ass 19 year-old. Wouldn't trade the experience
                  for anything -- the equator crossing in '63, even the Cuban
                  business. Those were interesting times. I'd love to hear from
                  George R. Bristol and Phil Baker, those two guitarists of
                  renown. I still have photos of the three of us onstage in
                  Sasebo. After getting out of the Navy, I sort've fell into the
                  music business and have been a drummer for the last 40 years.
                  Even had a chart record in the 70s.

 

 

 

                  Monday 08/26/2002 7:19:09am
                  Name:Terry Taylor
                  E-Mail:taylorst1100@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1966-1969
                  Division/Rate:OI, RD-3
                  Mailing Address:203 N. Olde Bridge Rd.
                  Phone:405.514.6251
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was assigned to the Providence when she deployed in
                  Nov '66, and served on board until she was relieved by the
                  OKC, CLG-5. I missed the great trip home via Perth, Hobart,
                  Sydney, and Wellington because I had to go into the hospital
                  in Yokosuksa for surgery, and was sent back to the states
                  later and assigned to the Eversole, DD-789, going back for
                  another tour in Viet Nam.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 08/17/2002 1:51:06pm
                  Name:Raymond P. Clark Sr.
                  E-Mail:rayclarksr@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1966/67
                  Division/Rate:Flag CTR2
                  Mailing Address:122 Birch Street
                  Middletown,Pa
                  17057-2106
                  Phone:(717) 944-3756
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Crossed over in 65 from the OKCity

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/14/2002 8:34:26pm
                  Name:Rocky Sears
                  E-Mail:rockysears@mchsi.com
                  Date on Providence:1970-1973
                  Division/Rate:Fox / FTG2
                  Mailing Address:Box 596
                  Princeton, KY 42445
                  Phone:270-365-7770
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Wow! Remembering My first WestPac...
                  Bachman in charge onboard and ashore... Riddle was on leave,
                  always on leave!

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 08/14/2002 8:30:31am
                  Name:Thomas Finley
                  E-Mail:thomfinley@lakewebs.net
                  Date on Providence:1961 thru1963
                  Division/Rate:SK3 S-1 Div.
                  Mailing Address:620 E. Okmulgee, Checotah, OK 74426
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I served aboard the Providence during tenure as
                  COMSEVENTHFLT Flagship. Would like to hear from all old
                  shipmates. Also, John Conners, Mayfield, Stan Richardson,
                  James Long.

 

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                  Wednesday 08/14/2002 0:18:25am
                  Name:Saenz, Samuel
                  E-Mail:saenz842@icsi.net
                  Date on Providence:SEP 60 - SEP 62
                  Division/Rate:SA,SN,PN3
                  Mailing Address:1813 San Jacinto, Victoria, Tx. 77801
                  Phone:361-578-6344
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Just came across this site. I do recall alot of my
                  shipmates, as I look at cruise book 60-61 to WestPac. I stayed
                  in Navy, retired in 1979 as PNC. Hope to see you guys at
                  reunion in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 08/13/2002 11:09:59pm
                  Name:William R Duginske
                  E-Mail:WEDUGINSKE@ebtv.net
                  Date on Providence:1962 to 1966
                  Division/Rate:E-Divison/EM3
                  Mailing Address:
                  5806 Connie Lane Weston Wi. 54476
                  Phone:715-359-7145
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:
                  Thank You for an outstanding web page/site.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 08/13/2002 6:05:28pm
                  Name:Phillip T. Catalano
                  E-Mail:philcat@prodigy.net
                  Date on Providence:Jan. 26, l949 through June l949
                  Division/Rate:EX Div. YNSN Executive Office
                  Mailing Address:
                  4205 Sabal Pointe Court S.E.
                  Grand Rapids, Michigan. 49546-8232
                  Phone:1-616-942-2303
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I came aboard the ship directly from the U.S. Naval
                  Adminstration School in Norfolk, Va. I boarded the ship in
                  Newport, RI and sailed on her to the Boston Naval Shipyard,
                  Charlestown, Mass where she received orders for decommissiong.
                  My whole time aboard ship was handling personnel records and
                  transferring the crew to other duty stations. I did not recall
                  a lot of the names of my fellow crew members and have very
                  little ship mementos except for one of two ship pictures. I do
                  have many personal photos taken aboard ship including the pair
                  of boxer dogs whom I remember very well. I plan to attend the
                  annual meeting in Las Vegas this Oct. and hope to meet some
                  people who served aboard the CL-82 during my six month tour of
                  duty tied up to the dock in Charlestown. After I left the
                  ship, I crossed over the pier and served aboard the USS Des
                  Moines (CA-134) for the next two years making two trips to the
                  Med. with the Sixth Fleet.
                  I would like to hear from anyone who rembers me.

 

 

 

                  Monday 08/12/2002 7:32:45pm
                  Name:Randy Wilkins
                  E-Mail:Randswilk@tds.net
                  Date on Providence:Sept 1959-1963 1966-1968
                  Division/Rate:
                  Mailing Address:87 Hutchinson road
                  Chichester,
                  New Hampshire
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:would like to hear from any old shipmates

 

 

 

                  Monday 08/12/2002 10:15:45am
                  Name:Lowell A. Donoho
                  E-Mail:donohoclan@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1960 -61
                  Division/Rate:RM1
                  Mailing Address:6520 shadow hawk drive
                  Citrus Heights, CA 95621
                  Phone:916 722 6374
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I went aboard Providence in San Diego prior to her
                  first Pacific cruise as CLG-6.

 

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                  Sunday 08/11/2002 11:11:35pm
                  Name:Stanley H. Richardson AKA (Blood)
                  E-Mail:stanoakca@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:June 1960 until July 1965
                  Division/Rate:S-3 Ship Service Rate SH3
                  Mailing Address:
                  Oakland, CA 94605
                  Phone:510-568-2108
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:This is a great site. The Providence was a wonderful
                  ship. I will attend the reunion in 2002. See you there.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 08/10/2002 1:27:53pm
                  Name:Tom Bruckman
                  E-Mail:bruckmant@coned.com
                  Date on Providence:8/1970 thur 4/1972
                  Division/Rate:RM3
                  Mailing Address:46-22 194th Street
                  Bayside, NY 11358
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I has been a long time and I have some great memories
                  of the 2years spent on the Providence.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 08/06/2002 3:08:39am
                  Name:Wayne Dedrick
                  E-Mail:wdedrick@nc.rr.com
                  Date on Providence:January 1971 - August 1973
                  Division/Rate:Communications/ET
                  Mailing Address:Raleigh, NC
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I arrived at the USS Providence in January 1971 when
                  the ship was docked at North Island, NAS. It has been over 30
                  years so don't ask for details -- I'm lucky to remember where
                  Coronado Island was ! Interestingly enough, as I was checking
                  the guest book, I noticed another fellow had checked in from
                  my hometown of Staunton, VA -- Frank Bales. Unfortunately, he
                  "bailed" before I got there so we didn't get a chance to run
                  across each other then. Ain't the WEB a great thing!!! I am
                  not yet in the roster since I just found this website tonight.
                  I can't find any of my old buddies in the roster -- I thought
                  sure they were all "lifers" though ! LOL Thanks for the site,
                  Sam !!!

                  Regards,

                  Wayne

 

 

 

                  Saturday 08/03/2002 3:16:09pm
                  Name:Jerry L. Dimond
                  E-Mail:jdimond@bigplanet.com
                  Date on Providence:1966 -1968
                  Division/Rate:Marine Detachment
                  Mailing Address:412 West 21st place
                  Kennewick, WA 99337
                  Phone:509-582-9114
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was recently contacted by some of the old buddies
                  from the detachment. Leo Poole, Tom Shelton, and Fred Ovieda.
                  It's been along time and we are all planning to meet up in Las
                  Vegas for the Reunion.

 

 

 

                  Wednesday 07/31/2002 7:16:22pm
                  Name:Steve Timar
                  E-Mail:stevetimar@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:1959-1961
                  Division/Rate:OI - RD3
                  Mailing Address:P.O. Box 9068
                  Moreno Valley, CA 92552-9068
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Hey guys, the first tour of the Pacific for CLG-6 was
                  1960 to 1961.
                  I should know. I'm a Plank Owner and rode her through the
                  Panama Canal in 1960.
                  After a short stay in Long Beach and a short cruise to San
                  Francisco, we sailed west.

 

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                  Sunday 07/28/2002 3:34:40pm
                  Name:Frank Bales
                  E-Mail:fbales@adelphia.net
                  Date on Providence:1/68 to 6/70
                  Division/Rate:7th Fleet Flag, then X Div.
                  Mailing Address:Staunton, VA
                  Phone:
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                  Comments:Started in the Plans Office as SA (YN striker). I was
                  such a poor typist at the time that CDR J.D. Skull dubbed me
                  "Fingers." Swapped to Ship's Company when Oklahoma City
                  relieved Providence in late 1968. Was ship's
                  librarian/Chaplain's Yeoman for short time, then in Captain's
                  Office. Left Providence in mid-1970 (as YN3) for Nuclear
                  Weapons Training Group, Pacific on North Island. Made 1st
                  class there, but turned it down and got out (big mistake).
                  Would like to write to anyone that remembers me. Thanks for
                  the great site. Lots and lots of great memories.

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/27/2002 5:55:17pm
                  Name:James L Long
                  E-Mail:long9@adelphia.net
                  Date on Providence:Sept 59 /Sept 64
                  Division/Rate:5th Snakes Apes. /S-1 Div
                  Mailing Address:971 Watertank Rd.
                  Canton, Ga.
                  30115
                  Phone:770-720-1580
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Come on board an SA left as a SK2 would like to hear
                  from Mickey Haste or HM2Dodd Hey Duhon remember the Smoker on
                  the fantail around 63you vs. the USMC

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/27/2002 4:42:41pm
                  Name:David A. von Roemer
                  E-Mail:ReddoggNam72@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:Nov70 - Mar73
                  Division/Rate:Navigation Div. QM3
                  Mailing Address:235 Ranchitos Road
                  Bosque Farms, NM 87068
                  Phone:505-869-6632
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:My first ship out of A school. Spit and polish. I
                  still have nightmares involving "neverdull" and
                  Brightwork.That ship made me a sailor, I remember friday
                  morning Rockdown with 1st division.I still have my issued
                  Bos'n pipe. I'm retired now on a service connected disability
                  and I spend my time cruising on my Harley.Met an old shipmate
                  July 2002 at a bike rally and he turned me on to this site. It
                  is outstanding.BZ Would really enjoy hearing from any old
                  shipmates. God, the memories this brings back.All ahead full
                  and God Bless to all. "Reddogg"

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/27/2002 8:51:24am
                  Name:John ( Jack ) Best
                  E-Mail:bestcokie@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1966-1967
                  Division/Rate:E- Div. EM2
                  Mailing Address:5 Willow St
                  Kingston Ma. 02364
                  Phone:781-585-8975
                  Your Website Addresshttp://bestcokie@aol.com
                  Comments:nothing at this time

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/23/2002 8:17:16pm
                  Name:Victor A. Troutman
                  E-Mail:mvtroutman@msn.com
                  Date on Providence:July 1961 to Oct. 1964
                  Division/Rate:CR-Div. RM3
                  Mailing Address:5881 Mabley Hill Rd.
                  Fenton, MI 48430
                  Phone:810.632.4830
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

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                  Tuesday 07/23/2002 6:20:22pm
                  Name:Robert Schuster
                  E-Mail:b4rome2c@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:Jan 1968 to Feb 1970
                  Division/Rate:Fox Div. FTG-3 did not extend for FTG-2
                  Mailing Address:P.O. Box 222539
                  Christiansted, St. Croix
                  United States Virgin Islands 00822
                  Phone:340-773-2039 Sept thru June
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Glad to find this site. Great memories of WESPAC-
                  from the Pueblo highjack, Nam and the cruise home were we
                  worked with some ET's on the beggining of SATCOM and GPS. Hope
                  to make one of the reunions. Currently recovering from
                  Leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. I spend my summer in
                  Maine on an island of the coast. Still dabbling with
                  electronics. I work for the Virgin Islands school system as
                  Technology Coordinator responsible for a wireless computer
                  network covering 84 square miles and some 2000 computers, an
                  educational television station and all satellite downlinks.
                  I've done freelance work for the major tv networks as well as
                  PBS and ESPN. Done special effects for European movie
                  companies and US video commerical producers.
                  I thought that a site like this never existed. Glad to see
                  some familiar names on the guest list. I tip my glass to all
                  who walked before and after my tenure on the teak deck of
                  CLG-6. She was a great weapon. The Top Gun Awardee for the
                  "Battle of Hue." .

 

 

 

                  Thursday 07/18/2002 4:25:11pm
                  Name:Thomas J. Mastrangelo
                  E-Mail:tyork@hotmail.com
                  Date on Providence:1970-1973
                  Division/Rate:BT/E-4
                  Mailing Address:PO Box 66
                  Forest Ranch, CA 95942
                  Phone:
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                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 07/13/2002 2:09:27pm
                  Name:Paul A Wahlmeier
                  E-Mail:wahlmeierman@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1972-1974
                  Division/Rate:M/MM2
                  Mailing Address:234 Richfield Ave
                  El Cajon, Ca 92020
                  Phone:619-442-2032
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Monday 07/08/2002 3:26:26pm
                  Name:Thomas M. Healy
                  E-Mail:tomhealy1@netzero.com
                  Date on Providence:1946-1947
                  Division/Rate:SM2
                  Mailing Address:49 Cushing Road
                  Cohasset MA 02025
                  Phone:
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                  Comments:Great Med. trips!

 

 

 

                  Sunday 07/07/2002 6:01:39pm
                  Name:Leonard B. Lawicki
                  E-Mail:leonard.b.lawicki.aexp.com
                  Date on Providence:1971-1973
                  Division/Rate:FTG-2
                  Mailing Address:4940 Sheridan Drive
                  Williamsville, NY 14221
                  Phone:716 632-6967
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:To the proud heroes of the fighting ship Providence,
                  who gave there all in Vietnam. Great memories of the
                  FTG/Gunnermates

 

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                  Friday 07/05/2002 10:41:28pm
                  Name:Ralph Lewis Wilson
                  E-Mail:lew19@pacbell.net
                  Date on Providence:Late 1971to decommision
                  Division/Rate:3rd divison BM deck boat opp
                  Mailing Address:866N El Centro
                  Los Angeles CA 90038
                  Phone:323/871/9089
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:SAM this is a great site. It brings back old times. I
                  remember the Helo Accident, and the Hai phong run I was on top
                  side at the time. And I remember the shootout with the tank on
                  the beach. But if I remember right the tank crew got out of
                  the tank and ran in to a hut and we hit the hut. I would like
                  to talk to some one who remembers the deck hand on the back of
                  the ship I was called Lewie. Thank you Sam for this site.

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/05/2002 1:22:31pm
                  Name:Ammons, Robert E.
                  E-Mail:buga67982@earthlink.net
                  Date on Providence:5/45-7'48
                  Division/Rate:FC2
                  Mailing Address:4628 Dunn Ave.Memphis,TN38117
                  Phone:901 818-9130
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Fondest memories of a great ship and those who made
                  her one of the finest.I deeply regret having lost touch with
                  those I respect so much!

 

 

 

                  Friday 07/05/2002 12:17:22am
                  Name:Rodney Duhon
                  E-Mail:josephrduhon@aol.com
                  Date on Providence:1961 to1965
                  Division/Rate:S-3 / SHSN
                  Mailing Address:Rodney Duhon 1022 Gulf LN Sulphur Louisiana
                  70663
                  Phone:1 337 528 2191
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:I was the ships cobbler,1962 to 1965. ENS D.J.
                  Witchger was the Division Officer.

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/02/2002 9:11:19am
                  Name:Stephen Alexander
                  E-Mail:stephen.alexander@ps.ge.com
                  Date on Providence:1962-1963
                  Division/Rate:OE / ETRSN
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:First tour of duty after ET"A" School.
                  I grew up to be an ETCS, USN(RET).

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 07/02/2002 8:04:26am
                  Name:John K. Martin
                  E-Mail:jmartin@peakonline.com
                  Date on Providence:may 1970 to may 1971
                  Division/Rate:cyn 3
                  Mailing Address:3521 Rockwood Road, Enid, OK 73703
                  Phone:580-234-2394
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                  Comments:

 

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                  Friday 06/28/2002 11:44:25am
                  Name:KENT PHEMISTER
                  E-Mail:ERICAA@FLASH.NET
                  Date on Providence:SEPT 1972-DEC 25 1972
                  Division/Rate:ETNSN
                  Mailing Address:1721 Haltom Rd.
                  Haltom City, Texas 76117
                  Phone:817-838-5940
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:would like to hear from anyone that remembers me from
                  OE division. I was only on board for a short period of time
                  worked mostly in test equipment calibration. It has been so
                  long ago that I can hardly remember the guys in my division.

 

 

 

                  Thursday 06/27/2002 9:20:56am
                  Name:Jim Worth
                  E-Mail:jim92118@yahoo.com
                  Date on Providence:July 72 to August 73
                  Division/Rate:R Div Officer
                  Mailing Address:
                  Phone:
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                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Tuesday 06/25/2002 8:47:34am
                  Name:William F. Downs (Bill)
                  E-Mail:bill.downs@jacobs.com
                  Date on Providence:August 1967 through October 1969
                  Division/Rate:1st Division & Gun Battery Officer
                  Mailing Address:Bill Downs, Ph.D., R.G.
                  30522 Hollings Way
                  Golden, CO 80403
                  Phone:(303) 642-3735
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:

 

 

 

                  Saturday 06/22/2002 7:51:56am
                  Name:Daniel W. Barnicle USMC
                  E-Mail:DEBarnicle@centurytel.net
                  Date on Providence:CL82 1946-1948
                  Division/Rate:Marine Division Sgt.
                  Mailing Address:4652 Oak Point Road Unit 113
                  Lorain, Ohio 44053
                  Phone:440-282-6704
                  Your Website Address
                  Comments:Having served aboard the CL82 was the
                  most enjoyable learning experence of my life time.
                  Have enjoyed all the reunions and to all those that have not
                  attended --you are really missing a great time. Will see you
                  in Vegas.